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Toy Soldiers

September 13, 2012
By mindlessverses SILVER, Los Angeles, California
mindlessverses SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Slow down you crazy child, and take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while. Its alright, you can afford to lose a day or two." -Vienna (Billy Joel)

I am like a toy solider.

I am armed,

in position,

prepared for this war,

I'm about to be thrown into,

but I am too ahead of myself;

I can only stand in one place.

The author's comments:
My life has always consisted of overachieving. Its always one step ahead for me. Things have to always go according to plan, regardless of whether or not I even want them to work out. And as I down today, I thought to myself, "Damn, what exactly am I trying to become?" I know I cannot ever be the person some want me to become; its just not me, and for so long I've kept that realization hidden in the back of my head. But now its come out its hibernation and its here to stay: I am putting myself up for failure. I am indeed a toy solider, stuck in this moment.

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