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March of the Puppets

December 5, 2009
By Mitch SILVER, Newcastle, California
Mitch SILVER, Newcastle, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, and don't be violent. Leave that to me.

People strive,
To stay alive,
In this social place.

They spend and spend,
On the latest trend,
But no one wins this race.

Everyone follows,
No one leads,
Just like soil,
Without any seeds.

I wonder if the cycle ends,
It seems like it does not,
Everyone has unused potential,
Like an empty flower pot.

People want to be the best,
But their efforts are in vain I fear,
Everyone's a puppet of the same design,
But no one is a puppeteer.

The author's comments:
I was upset with life one day, feeling that everyone was a follower. But they tried to lead the other followers by being one. It helps me to make sense of the world by writing

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