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never again will i be victim

of desire run awry

never again to drown

in the wake that others ply

 

never again shall i let strings

of heart be plucked and pulled

like Geppetto's puppet

a marionette of the soul

 

never again shall i allow

myself deceived and lulled

a fortress intellectual

shall guard heart visceral

 

i would not risk it though reward

be joy beyond belief

for words are merely empty

sounds, save them for another's grief

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