Carrot & Stick

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Everything is humming as it should be, and if it weren't for the Thought Police
I would hum in harmony.
If it would not mean immediate mutiny, if I could safely sing in peace
The testimony of my own experience:
The truth, as felt by me.

Everyone is stringing along
Carrot and stick might be a good trick for parties and presidents
Electing to just get along, get along, get along, get along,
Get a long pole/poll to poke the opposition.

Everywhere that I might want to go, is someone else's long ago
And I'm forever rediscovering someone else's place of been-and-seen.

So why do I always search for another hand to validate mine?

Carrot and stick might be a good trick for parties and presidents
Sniffing around, following orders, kissing tail.

When there are rules, obedience wins the prize.

Speak up if it's unreasonable.
You change. I'll adapt.
Stop me if I'm unreasonable.
Make me get out. Give me an order to disobey.

Duplicate.
Magnify.
Procreate.
Raise a little slave.

Show me the way out, with an order to disobey.

Now everything is humming as it should be, as if it weren't for the Thought Police.
Hum a tune in unison.
And I am not risking imminent mutiny
'Cause I can safely sing in peace. The testimony of my own experience:
The truth, as felt by me.

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from An Alien Invaded the Circus, released April 6, 2018

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April Fish Wellington, New Zealand

Stories are variations of truths. Stories are made up.
Stories are honest lies.

Stories become songs, and songs are poems cloaked in sound.
This is art.
Art is in the eye of the beholder.

∴ April Fish are artistic liars. The cheeky blighters.
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