Coming to Life

Form: Free Verse

The mannequin dressed
in what they want to see
and dances to the music chosen before birth
a ballet of a predestined life
prescribed by a signature on paper
a declaration of physical fact
the physical facts that offer no solace
to a betrayed heart
of a broken soul that dances in numbness
following the pull of society’s strings
insisting duty comes first
but inside the fight begins
a battle against assumptions
a war against their judgements
until the strings grow taut
and snap
and I am free
and my soul can dance to the music
my heart knows to be true

© JG Farmer 2020

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