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The Theater of Reality

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What’s reality you ask?  Well my friends it’s a fucking play.

So please, I know you’ve been waiting in skeptical dismay,

for an opportunity, a chance, to murder your day

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witnessing the hollow plights of forsaken hacks,

that make you cringe as they wallow in filth on their backs.

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A filth that stews here, right here on our stage,

smoking and swaying in its chemical rage,

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mixed with the dying dreams of us cognizant hacks,

that don’t even have the time to lay or relax.

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Oh, we live here, right here in this wonderful place.

here on the stage, next to her and this beautiful face.

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It’s tattered and haunting, yes, but please, do not stare,

for her daunting performance is surprisingly rare.

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But I fear I must tell you something, something quite sincere,

please, my friends, would you like to hear?

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If so, I insist, you must have a seat.

I imagine you’ll discover you’re in for a treat.

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Now despite our reputation, I’m sure that you’ll find,

we have lost quite a bit to this theatrical grind.

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We have no scribes to document our bewildering past,

no looming lantern to guide our misled cast,

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no fleeting thespians following a chemical path,

for a mere second of the director’s colorful wrath.

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And now, I regret to inform you with this plastic grin,

that our budget is running dangerously thin,

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its waistline doubting itself, it sheepishly moans,

rags hanging like calendars from its brittle bones.

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The reviews are horrible, every god damn day,

but we’re forced to continue with this harrowing display,

of false emotion and inevitable decay.

And without further stalling or sorrowful delay

I urge you, ladies and gentlemen, to enjoy the fucking play.

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well done. You took an old metaphor and fit it with a new pair of shoes. Good imagery.

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