I will die in peace 

Before I die in vain

I will read the instructions 

Before playing the game

I broke up with complacent

then engaged with change

no "give me's" no gifts

no old man sliding down my chimnee

its more like a pinky finger hanging on mount mitchell cliff

no tips

no guidance

we are growing wise 

I minimized the childish 

and the violence

my freedom appears when I vent

confessions and expressive manner

instead of war and malice

lets do a very possible challenge

form a circle with three lines that defines

equality and balance


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