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Pipe Dream

June 7, 2018
By EntitledMonster SILVER, Portland, Oregon
EntitledMonster SILVER, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
¨There is no such thing as bad. We have evolved to attach an emotional significance to what is nothing more than the survival strategy of a pack animal. We are conditioned to invest divinity in unity. Good isn't really good, bad isn't really bad, bottoms aren't really pretty. You are a prisoner of your own meat.¨

All I wanted was for you to be there

For you to help win the war

But instead, you never showed up

But came back expecting it to be over

I needed someone strong

A shoulder to cry on, if you will

Even though it went against my rep and all my beliefs

You perfectly fit the bill

You wanted someone pretty

Someone with a mind to call their own

But instead, you chose her

Someone with no skills to even to hone

We said that we would be fine

We said that we could last

But after all was said and done

That ¨we¨ was in the past

We thought that we could change lives

Change each other, if you will

But no matter how hard we tried and tried

The only truth would kill

It was a dangerous game

That all who entered dared to play

But with you as king and I as queen

Nothing could stand in our way

We’d thought we’d cheated the game

That our fathers would be so proud

But instead, they were shocked and in disarray

And took away our crowns

¨Go and grow up, ¨ they said,

¨If that is what you want

For that is how you are already acting,

Now go, don’t just stand and taunt¨

They told us to go and never come back

But the modern-esque Romeo never turned slack

He’d made a promise all those years ago

To a girl we’d all long forgotten

That he would make her happy until they were old

And all of the apples long gone rotten

So instead I stand here waiting

At that very same tree

And wishing and wondering what would have happened

Had that girl only been me

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on Aug. 1 2018 at 6:11 pm
TheGhostOfAGirl, Portland, Oregon
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@EntitledMonster This is such a relatable and real piece of artwork that truly seems to come from a source that you tapped into deep within you. It is relative to the time and place that we live in now, and in my opinion, it is very cool and atypical to see someone of such a young age be able to write something so cohesive and astonishing and then have the spine to post it on such a global platform. Truly, well done, and you should be proud.