Time Heals All Wounds

It must be painful
for old men to see
pretty little girls
frowning.

What have pretty little girls
got to worry about anyway?

It must be painful
for old men to hear
pretty little girls
crying.

What right do pretty little girls
have to cry anyway?

It must be painful,
I assume,
because one said to me today:
time heals all wounds.

Tell that to the dead
on a battlefield,
and the patients
in the ICU.

That must be painful
for you, old man.
Because all your pretty little girls
should only be seen
pretty.

But,
some pretty little girls
know this:
time heals all wounds,
except the wounds
that kill.

But what have pretty little girls
got to die about anyway?

Wisconsin_Heights_Battlefield_painting

Above: Wisconsin Heights Battlefield

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