Eccentric Fool

There’s pity in their eyes

as they look at the eccentric fool,

whom when they were younger,

they thought was cool.

But now grown up

they see him as a caricature

even though they know nothing

of what he has had to endure.

To them he was always

a bit different

but as they got older,

he became insignificant.

He tries to act like

nothing has changed

but that only serves to

make him look more deranged.

For them the best solution

is avoidance

then at least they won’t

show their annoyance.

Their lives too busy

to ask if he is okay,

they don’t realise he is finding

it harder to make it through each day.

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