Slaves

Slaves

A Poem by sabine
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No matter how hard we try, we can't break free

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We all like to think that we're different 
That we're unique 
Special 
Strong 
But in reality we're all the same 
Slaves of culture 
Selfish 
Weak 
Just cogs in the machine 
We are all conditioned from conception 
To be easy 
Quiet 
Submissive 
Those who step out of line are 
Medicated 
Punished 
Subdued 
We're taught to want to fit in 
That being a carbon copy is the way to live 
We may long for something else 
But always find ourselves back 
Striving for normalcy 
Slaves to our conditioning

© 2016 sabine


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They call it being free, except collecting rain water is illegal. I can relate to the frustration. Keep it up

Posted 8 Years Ago


Instead of "We're all conditioned from the moment were conceived" try "Conditioned from conception". In any case it shouldn't be "were" here but we are. Nice poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


sabine

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your advice! Does it sound better now?
Kuro

8 Years Ago

Yes, I think it flows better.
sabine

8 Years Ago

Awesome! Thanks again

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Added on April 8, 2016
Last Updated on May 1, 2016
Tags: Cultural conditioning, slaves, monotony, social criticism, subdued

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