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Rated: E · Poetry · Parenting · #2207529
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The Child

Set the stage
Lights to the actors
Velvet curtains open
Watchful eyes eager for the show

Prologue

Disguised men step to the stage
Building a story of life
Soulless strangers
Surround an ignorant child

Moving in-and-out
Swaying side-to-side
Strangers mold the child's mind
Sets the path of life

Gathering in a circle
Surrounding the child
The strangers remove their mask
Familiar Faces shine through

Familiar Faces teach right from wrong
Truth from fantasy
Praises the child
Scolds the child

Familiar Faces
Or Input and Output
Or Father and Mother
Or Where the Heart Is

Who is Input?
Who is Output?
Questions to be unanswered
Answers left only to the imagination

Child grows
Child matures
Questions?
Answered

Act 1 (L0v3)

Child
Does
(Not)
Understand

He
Can
(Not)
Take the world

Child
Can
(Not)
Secure love

Love
Will
(Not)
Work

Love
Is
(Not)
Easy

Love
Is
(Not)
Stable

Love
Needs
Time
To grow

Child
Takes
Love
By the horns

Child
Holds firm
Faulters
Stabbed

Act 2 (3mbR4c3)

Input and Output
Father and Mother
Guide Child once more
Reteach the right from wrong

Where the Heart Is opens its arms
Warm embrace
Met by a cold shoulder
Child doesn't need embrace

Child is old enough
Mature enough
Strong enough
Child doesn't need embrace

Child meets Lady Luck
Lady Luck catches Child
Supports Child
Child embraces Lady Luck

Smooth flight
Easy passage
Child has the high-road
Child relies on his Lady Luck

Lady Luck can save Child
Lady Luck will save Child
Lady Luck embraced Child
Child loved Lady Luck

Luck
Will
(Not)
Survive

Luck
Is
An
Illusion

Luck
Always
Double
Crosses

Act 3 (cRumbL3)

Child expends his Lady Luck
Child uses his Lady Luck
Treats her like the O2 he breathes
Lady Luck crumbles

Child turns his back on the world
Sees the wrong
Embraces the fantasies
Blames them for his downfall

Them
Input and Output
Father and Mother
Where the Heart Is

Child refused to accept
He was a child
Not close to a man
Every mistake set him back another peg

Wrong becomes the norm
Fantasies become desires
All Child loved turned to resentment
Returned to the ignorance he was born with

Child peaked
Child hit the top
The best
The Worst

Guilt
Guilt ran rampant through Child
Pupils shrink
Brain clicks

Realization
Realization that he broke a sacred bond
A sacred bond with Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is sees all the faults

Guilt
Guilt runs rampant through Where the Heart Is
Pupils shrink
Brain clicks

Act 4 (Embrace)

Child meets Input
Child meets Output
Where the Heart Is molds together
Warm embrace between Father, Mother, and Child

Child reforms
Learns right from wrong
Truth from fantasy
Child grows to Man

Where the Heart Is knows
They never faltered
Input never broke
Output never failed

Man, Loving Wife, and Child
Embrace with Where the Heart Is
Learning through errors
Loving through success

Man
Or Input
Or Father
Or a fraction of Where the Heart Is

Teaches Child
His mistakes
His faults
To guide Child

Man, who was once Child
Mutters
Very carefully
Meaningfully

         Thank You





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