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Have You Forgotten Your Name?I spotted a child,
Mixed in with the crowd,
Her confused eyes,
Settled just below the brow.
I pushed through the crowd,
And knelled down by the child.
I then asked in a kind voice,
"Are you lost dear child?"
"No ma'am. I am with the crowd,
So I am right where I need to be."
She had replied quickly,
And I was shamed to hear such words.
"Have you forgotten your name?
Are you sure of who you are?"
My question puzzled her,
And she furrowed her brow.
"I was blind to reality,
But now I see,
Just how distorted,
This world has come to be.
No one knows who they are.
Everyone is just like everyone else,
They are scared to be different,
They are scared to be unique."
The girl looked confused,
And at a loss of words.
"What do you mean?
Have I forgotten my name?"
"You are just like the rest.
You are lost in the crowd.
Now answer one question.
Who are you inside?"
A moment of silence,
And a thousand puzzled thoughts,
Then she looked up at me,
And she told me the truth.
"I am me.
You were right.
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
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