“You think you can do these things, but you just can’t, Nemo.” -Marlin
Follow your dreams off the edge of a cliff!
Coddle hopeless, nonsense notions.
Blind to what’s before us – even our noses;
Tears, like truths, are hard to swallow.
Block reality’s rays with rosy shades.
Duty and Zeal bind tightly: twin shackles.
New journeys lie beyond open doors, but
We ignore and reject perspective.
Sacrifice home for a fleeting fancy-
Like soldiers without a cause.
Martyr-like masochists; we’re bleeding out!
Sweat anointing furrowed brows.
Secure your success ‘til tenacity falters-
Dig hallowed holes for low grades.
Inflating bubbles with shallow breaths,
Destiny decrees: await your– POP!
Never stray from plans premade;
Share the worn-down paths they paved.
Lead us to sisters of fate or despair,
Known as Lawyer, Doctor, Engineer.
Dreams vanish in air; prisons BURST!
Prophecy is fulfilled.
Losers stall to hide their shame, but
Stripped bare we battle on still.
(Arrogance!) Leaves us blind and deaf;
No worldly being could pass that test.
Disarmed by bliss–oblivion’s kiss–
Will we then concede our ignorance?