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i am not a slave



I don't blindly follow my birth religion.
I use my mind and experience while taking a decision.
Scriptures can only preach;, only life can teach us how to behave.
I am not a religious slave.

I buy according to my needs and not according to market forces.
They first create an artificial demand and then scarcity of resources.
I know I will earn two for every single penny I save.
I am not a shopping slave.

I am not into smoking, drinking or drugs.
I don't want to infect my body system with any of deadly bugs.
I am in no hurry to get inside my grave.
I am not an addictive slave.

I sleep normally and have no particular liking for any food.
I sleep and eat according to a system and not according to mood.
I just enjoy the necessities I don't crave.
I am not a pampered slave.

Everybody has hobbies and I am no exception.
But I make sure that they don't turn into addiction.
I know life cannot be an out and out rave.
I am not a delirious slave.



So think twice before you claim to be free.
There are many shackles which we don't bother to see.


















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Submitted on August 21, 2014

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCBB DDBB EEBB AABB FF
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,024
Words 204
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 2

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