I kept things neat and tidy
To keep me warm and safe
I felt it was my duty
To keep things in their place

Orderly, uniform
Easily replaced
Simplified, unadorned
Heart and soul erased

Tenderness suspended
Sympathy displaced
Mummified, immortalized
Nothing went to waste
Good and righteous kneeling
Innocent and chaste
A system so appealing
I had to have my feelings traced

Written by © Raven Drake all rights reserved

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