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Welcome, but...

There will be no faith
for those that enter here
No one wants to watch you
make a fool of yourself
Cerebral assassins will hunt you down
for being one step away
from being an imbecile
There is no truth except theirs
And they will not tolerate
any deviation from
their perception of it
So, stay in the shadows
and do not reveal yourselves
or you may be next
to be skewered and roasted
over the fires of zealotry

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Well said, Gee. Independence limited...only if you agree with the masses, if not, public flogging and defamation of character it is....

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

You got me wondering whom exactly your talking about. My imagination can fill in a whole lot. This poem has a nice rhythm to it. The only spot I got a little hung up was at the three lines
and they will not tolerate
any deviation from
their perception of it

maybe move the "from" to the next line? then it would break up how those lines are metered out? I don't know what I'm talking about really, just sounded better in my head that way.

Cheers
Captain

a look around. I'm sure that you are perceptive enough to see what is going on. Hint, what do you think of when you hear the word faith? I will think about your suggestion of moving the word [from]. ~ Geezer.
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I perceive this piece speaks of a folk who has held on to a belief or way of life which obviously is erratic but has refused to make a detour out of pride or something else.I really like imagery "Cerebral assassins" which I found out to be the intellectuals and also "fires of zealotory" which I also have found excessive enthusiasm. A creatively woven piece Geezer, and thanks for sharing.

could and does stand for either/or, both sides of an argument. You got it in one! Thanks for your
read and comment. ~ Geezer.
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