The Truth

By: Lauren McGrath

Though once you might have thought

To cast away conformity,

“We must go along with the majority.”

Are the words you’ve just wrought

And now I finally realize

The clanging bells of hypocrisy

Have been tolling with the fluency

Of your words used to visualize

A world of individuals

Who am I to protest?

You live and breathe what I only preach

But you are the one who lives hidden away

And you are the only one to say

“What are you doing out of jail?”

Individual is synonymous with single

Single is synonymous with lone

And to be alone is such your fate

You, my friend, are one in millions

Yet still forced to comply with law

Yet still forced to go along