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The Eclectic Pen - Conformity

By: Shan C. (Shan-Bita) -   + 2 more  
Date Submitted: 10/10/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 65

  Brazen whips society wields
It seems their assault never yields
Rules, regulations, conformity
They must exert their authority
Originality is put to death
Conformity is what they like best

...the whip cracks as it hits his back
But he will survive their attack
He laughs at them despite the pain
And assures them originality will remain
He boldly looks them in they eye
I hear him say "Conformity? I'd rather die!"

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Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 10/10/2008 3:07 PM ET
Wow! Is this about anybody in particular, or is it just an imaginary person? People think they're so individual with this and that and they are almost exactly the same as everybody else out there. There's only a few people who actually are original!
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 10/10/2008 9:58 PM ET
I really liked this!
Shan C. (Shan-Bita) - - 10/11/2008 2:16 AM ET
I wrote this when I was feeling pressure to not be true to myself (what i consider to be originality) so the person mentioned is part figment of imagination and part me
Sophira B. (sophiraness) - 10/20/2008 11:32 AM ET
profound, and simple
Roy B. (mountdewboy) - 10/21/2008 9:55 PM ET
Interesting! I like it...
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