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My name means nothing,
Nor does my secret belief,
Nor do his or hers or theirs or ours,
For we are all doomed to 
romanticizethe infant innocence of 
utopian fantasy,
And by this disposition, choose 
harrowing disappointment of the 
largest sort.
Yet the "why" is the key to such 

Belief becomes the light of faith,
And devotion holds the shine of 
want,which slips into the darkness of 
Transforming the idealistic fantasy, 
into the line that drives us to 
inevitable separation,
Giving nature more power than 
Feeding selfishness with paranoia, 
and starving the lost Atlantis of the 
imagined human spirit, until it 
becomes a fragile
teardrop shed into a hell flame.

And men lose their minds to 
And mothers lose their comfort to 
And babies dream of the now 
Growing to choose, learning to lose, 
and striving to be carbon copies of 
eyes that used to want what tender 
hearts once dreamed.
And hope for complete unity is 
abandoned, lost, and forgotten like 

Yet we believe and bleed ourselves 
dry of reasons to do what would heal 
Trashing the stitches as wounds 
bleed freely,
Willingly wasting the remedy as we 
vomit and groan from the effects of 
our own poison.
Blaming life, blaming nature, 
blaming all but the fear that leads us 
to separated hearts...
And out of all the beliefs, and out of 
all ideas,
We cling to differences rather than 
come together by the foundation of 
truth hidden within the message our 
spirits ignore...

"If we do not love each other, we will 
never reach our potential, and as a 
result, we will ultimately destroy 

Copyright © Audonus Taylor

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