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Trapped | A Poem by Guy Farmer

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Walking through a
Large room replete with
Cheery people
Trying a bit too hard.
Slow-motion bubble,
A hapless figurine
Trapped in a snow globe,
Swirling storm.

Each smiling face,
Insecure diatribe,
Reminds him of other places
He could be, the dreams
He unwittingly left behind
When he decided to
Follow the safe path to
Boredom, uniformity.

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Cinching | A Poem by Guy Farmer

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It’s easy and spectacularly
Unrewarding to live steeped in
Superficial understanding and
Suppression of underlying meaning.
Issues pending, dangling,
Perpetually postponed review.

Submerged in disorienting darkness,
Perspective bends under the weight of
Expanding delusion, self-congratulation,
Cinching of possibility,
Imagination stifled by fictional reality,
Robust defense of fabricated truth.

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Reassurance | A Poem by Guy Farmer

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Though endowed with
A considerable intellect,
He chose instead to follow
A path of dull debauchery
Punctuated with resolute,
Mighty revelry.

Not a moment’s self-reflection
Or pang of conscience,
A chronic condition
He would sadly never
Grow past or consider
Changing in any way.

An aging lothario,
Not as attractive and spry
As he once might have been,
Hungrily anticipating yet
Another temporary fix,
Fleeting reassurance.

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As Angry People Do | A Poem by Guy Farmer

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A group of angry people met in a room,
Enraged because the beliefs they so
Readily, joyously, ruthlessly
Imposed on others were no longer
Popular; exposed as petty,
Disingenuous, destructive.

They machinated at length,
What to do about this conundrum.
The solution arrived in a flash of
Inspiration: Keep doing the same
Things that got them here.
A group of angry people stayed
Angry as angry people do.

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