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Is it me?

April 18, 2013
By michaeln123 BRONZE, Cedar Park, Texas
michaeln123 BRONZE, Cedar Park, Texas
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The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey – don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride…” But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. Jesus – murdered; Martin Luther King – murdered; Malcolm X – murdered; Gandhi – murdered; John Lennon – murdered; Reagan… wounded. But it doesn’t matter because: It’s just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.

I can't tell... Is it me? or is it them?
So nonequivalent, making me believe the odds.
Have I become something I don't recognize?
If so, what do I do?
Beyond exhausted.
Everywhere, hypocrites, so very artificial.
Normally when distressed I'd act upon it.
Yet, now I feel no need, and thou consumes me.

The author's comments:
I wrote this after feeling, everyone around me was being hypocritical and were despising me.

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