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Choke And You Choke Alone

Joke and the world jokes with you. Choke and you choke alone.
People simply seek relief from garrotes of their own.

Smile and the world smiles with you. Rile and you rile alone.
People simply seek relief from furies of their own.

Play and the world plays with you. Pray and you pray alone.
People simply seek relief from appeals of their own.

Live and the world lives with you. Give and you give alone.
People simply seek relief from tenders of their own.

Take and the world takes with you. Ache and you ache alone.
People simply seek relief from lesions of their own.

Ride and the world rides with you. Hide and you hide alone.
People simply seek relief from secrets of their own.

Try and the world trys with you. Die and you die alone.
People simply seek relief from ceases of their own.

Sing and the world sings with you. Cling and you cling alone.
People simply seek relief from clutches of their own.

Yearn and the world yearns with you. Burn and you burn alone.
People simply seek relief from blazes of their own.

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Gaffe and you gaffe alone.
People simply seek relief from blunders of their own.
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