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To Enslave



If the opinion of others shapes the way you behave
and this crimps unique expressions,
it's a ruse to enslave.

If recurrent finger pointing seeks your name to deprave
and this abridges liberty,
it's a ploy to enslave.

If outrageous whispered gossip defiles need to outbrave
and this curtails autonomy,
it's a noose to enslave.

If conspiratorial pacts warp fancies to engrave
and this misconstrues self-esteem,
it's a feint to enslave.

If baseless humiliation tends purpose to off-stave
and this terminates intendment,
it's a snare to enslave.

If inferential circumstance hang together to clave
and this implies complicity
it's a trap to enslave.
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