Beautiful Black Children (Ode To The Hart Children) Read Count : 39

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And so the world saw you smile, but not weep.
Young, anxious lives looking for the better
As told by courts, who sung loud but moved cheap 
When your sunshine eyes shaded dark weather.
I could have mistaken you as angels,
Beautiful reminders of life's merit
With the kind of smiles picture frames stow
Exactly where your souls now inherit.

So much to offer. So little time to give.
Who failed you most? A lack of devotion?
Your "mother's" obsession with the fictive?
Who cares? It won't pull Devonte from the ocean. 

Those who played savior became enemies.
You were owned more than documentaries.

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