They Come

In the end they come for us all

There is no fight left

A sad truth, but that is life.

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The Ruse

To look at him you would think he has never suffered issues with his confidence

He is surrounded by people who admire him

But if you look closer you will see the signs of times where that was not the case

He sits on his own waiting while the others go to the bar

He takes out his cards and looks through them

Turn any card to be out of place over and around with a smile on his face

He holds them close to his chest a tell tail sign his confidence was once low at best

I smile at him and he smiles at me

No one else noticed the subtleties that I could see

His friends rejoin and his cards go away you’d never imagine with pokemon cards he would play

Outward appearance is nought but a ruse but we only show what we choose

Now I sit here drinking my tea, smiling at the fact no one else knows but him and me.

The Line

We do like to wait in line.

Looking at all the people starting to take their place is fascinating. They are all so different to look at, yet they all have the same goal. I guess one could say they’re not that different really but then again we do surround ourselves with people that are a reflection of our own self image so I’m not too surprised.

The hustle and bustle of face paced life has some of the line rushing to go nowhere, almost as if their problems or worries won’t still be waiting for them on the outside. Then you have their opposites, the ones who meander in and take their time as if they have not a care in the world, it’s funny to see.

All the different people who are uniquely individual but ironically the same, all be if for their attire.

So why do we all like to wait in line?

What makes it so appealing to everyone. Why do we all adhere to this rule? Why do we conform when in the days of yesteryear we cried out to be different?

Why indeed.

Students, Lawyers, Doctors and more. They all join the line, they all follow the rule and for the briefest of moments they all accept they are equal.

Only briefly though.