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You’ve been toeing the line from the onset twiddling your thumbs while you waited your turn keeping your wobbly chin up even as gloom piles up and begins to dampen even the upper crust But then fortune prances in magic wand at hand to bust wide open the doors to paradise and make dreams come to life All players are poised to pounce All eyes zeroed in on the prize thought you too stood a chance if only for the breath in your chest Your heart drums up a storm while your sweat glands are put to the test Soon as your turn nears your eyes swirl and turn into brimming pools of tears In an eye blink it all disappears Went and breathed new life into your fears and blinked away your chance so it appears as the door slams in your face You crane your neck this way then that way in vain mouth agape with dismay as hope falters, then dies away and plans crumble into disarray As per usual, it’s just not your day Suckled dry, now you are just in the way Bout to be wheeled out to the shed at the back too Get you banished behind an invisibility cloak you are officially off the clock Left you docked on aeroplane mode Now you are just a code Valid only on print till your identity is needed to get the con back on the road

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