Puppets

You say there’s no tomorrow

As if you’ve seen everything

Your arrogance and fear of the future

Matches the current state of the world

 

As humans, we’ve lost sight of

The meaning of the present

And forgotten our past

But let me give to you a today to cherish

 

Today, today store away your pride

Stop the act and hang up your Guy Fawkes mask

Don’t pretend to be strong with the rest

Performing on a crumbling stage

Puppeteered by our emotions

Still, do you wish to live like that?

 

Struggling for the sake of others

Struggling to make amends

Struggling just to protect ourselves

We suffer to remain strong for those purposes

However, it’s okay to relax

Okay to release those pent up emotions

It’s okay to cry through that smile

 

Today, today store away your pride

Stop the act and hang up your Guy Fawkes mask

Don’t pretend to be strong with the rest

Performing on crumbling stage

Puppeteered by our emotions

Still, do you wish to live like that?

 

Truthfully, you, I, him, her—

We are all in the same boat

Pretenders who claim to know the world

Only to face the naïve child who doesn’t know of

A past, present, and future

But still—

 

Today, today store  away your pride

Stop the act and hang up your Guy Fawkes mask

Don’t pretend to be strong with the past

Performing on a crumbling stage

Puppeteered by our emotions

Still, do you wish to live like that?

Do you?

Do you?

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