The Futility of Individuality – by MICHAEL MARROTTI

The Futility Of Individuality

Maybe I
should cut
my hair to
accommodate
the American
standard

Remove my
tattoos and
pick a
political
party
I’m sure
that’ll make
a difference

Get a pair
of sneaks
that cost
more than
forty dollars

Speak like
they speak
Do as
they do

Discard
my sense
of logic
to fully
embrace
the
absurdity
of this
moronic
country

I’ve been told
there’s benefits
in conformity
Walking the
same line
like a zombie
starving for
a brain
could be
rewarding

Thinking for
myself is
tiresome
and being a
one man army
has only
resulted
in failure

I’ve been losing
everyday but
at least I’m
losing my way

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Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he’s not writing, he’s volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man’s work, please check out his blog:www.thoughtsofapoeticmind.blogspot.com for his latest poetry and short stories.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jayne Martin says:

    A very strong piece. Charting one’s own path takes courage. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. michaelmarrotti says:

      Thank you!!

      Like

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