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all it is is improvement
bear

the magazine told the children
 1
we will take you and break you
 2
we'll rebuild you in our image
 3
this way you will fit in and
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be popular and have a fulfilling life
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america told the world
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we will destroy you and rebuild you
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in our image and likeness
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that way you can be happy
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because all americans are happy
 10
 
 
america why are you so obsessed
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with conformity?
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conformity of your beautiful mess
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of the insane and broken
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conformity of the world
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i'm still waiting for an answer.
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11 Jan 07

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How does your title fit your poem?  Sounds like you might need to put the magazine down and not believe all you read about America, though.  We tend to be obsessed with Non-conformity for the most part.
 — Isabelle5

Bear!
 — Isabelle5

yes?
 — bear

Don't mistake the media, or the government, or the military for America.  America is many people, many things, fed to the world as a slogan by the marketing department.

Author, why are you so obsessed with generalization? Dig a little deeper. America surely contains one of the most diverse populations in the world. Ever been on the subway in New York?

You haven't been waiting long, you've only just asked the question.
 — rocket

bah!
 — chuckles

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