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The People Around Us

January 17, 2014
By SoccerGirl11 SILVER, Leavenworth, Kansas
SoccerGirl11 SILVER, Leavenworth, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Pascal's Wager. It's too long to put here but if you don't know it, I highly recommend that you look it up.

The people around us all wear a certain mask
In their self-absorbance they all bask.

They've changed to be "perfect" and smothered themselves
So they all look like Barbie Dolls fresh off the shelves.

Their hearts are all bricked in with fear
In hopes that no one truly draws near.

Doesn't all of it seem a bit strange?
We're all in need of a great big change.

What we need is a small kindled flame
That's all it would take to melt away the vain.

And wouldn't it just be glorious
If me turned into us?

The author's comments:
We were supposed to write poems about a certain type of people or a specific someone in my English class but instead I thought I'd write about people in general. This poem is about how our society has put so much emphasis on being in the "in group" and being included that people have started changing who they are to fit into the mold of a "perfect person". But there's so much irony to that because the more we change ourselves to fit in the lonelier we actually are.

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