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After Life

Somewhere there is no happy end
There is only a space
Where you cannot pretend

You can wander there
With curiosity or solemnity
But you eventually fall into despair

Starting joyful
With hope or excitement
Ignorant and blissful

You then, see another
With no place to go
Still and other

Shocked and feeling crazy
With one thought in your mind
Empty

You will think of nothing or of a fantasy
With no sanity left
In a stupor or a reverie

Singing or unfeeling
With only a body
To keep you standing

You see
There is no happy ending

-- Alana C., 9th-12th Grade