Haiku / MOTHER 3

Laughing as you cry
Strange, Funny,and Heartrending
No export for you!

At childhood's end,
A young boy becomes a man.
His smiles, and his tears.
(An extra syllable.)

Let's yank some needles.
You may not get all of them.
You don't have a choice.

"I assist only
those who are strong and able!"
He became neither.

Poor Lucas and friends.
"No crying until the end!"
Oh, how true that is.