Be not one to Conform

be not one who conforms, be you, poetry, steven humphreys

I can never go back

to the way I used to


as one looks around

he finds everything tells

him he is not OK

the way he is

I say we should

pursue our own

original ways…

everything else we hear is

a lie

we want to believe

so the liars tell us the

lies we want to hear

but, each time we take the bait

we lose a chiseled off piece

of our souls…

we don’t want to wallow in the mundane

we don’t want to have to get up in the morning

and submerge ourselves in bumper to bumper

traffic to a job we despise…

we don’t want the government telling us how to live

and taxing us to death

we have found nice things that

cost money keep us trapped

in the system of men and machines

our newly bought prizes

soon get old, out of style and turn to rusty dust

If they tell you that this life is just the way it is

and you better get used to it

Simply tell them

you want not

what is of

this earth.

Be not one to Conform.

that you no longer

tolerate puppet strings

pulling your body,

mind and emotions


where it is they

want you to be.

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