he sings with passion and clarity,
the words escaping his heart and
filling the souls of those who care to listen.
he is genuine in a world of fake smiles and concern.

and i wish i could know who hurt him.
who broke him, shattered his heart
enough for one lifetime, causing him to
manually pick up the pieces through song?
he has suffered injustice in its most often seen form,
and i wonder if he knows of growth hidden in adversity.

he is more than he'll ever know, and i'd love him
if he would let me.