A Lamentable Outcome

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You threw your dreams away before you even had them, and you sat amiably still as reality tied up your hands and cuffed your ankles to the chair...

Submitted: July 05, 2017

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You threw your dreams away before you even had them, and you sat amiably still as reality tied up your hands and cuffed your ankles to the chair

 

Were you surprised then, to see your life—or rather, the dreadfully common, disgustingly neutral thing you nurtured and called your life—pass you over?

 

If you were, you had no right to be; as you made no great effort to take hold of your life from the beginning

 

For you it was always by the book, written by some famously intellectual drone who laid out the map to your future

 

The only future you were expected to have; the only path which followed the tracks to success

 

Venturing into the unknown was never an appealing prospect to you; too many frightening variables and unforeseeable obstacles for you to brave the realm of possibilities

 

And so, you presumed yourself rational, and reasoned your way into a cage

 

You never bothered to flex your wings, so naturally—they fell off

 

And now that you’ve come to realize they’re gone, you wonder…just how high you might have once flown


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