to all the world and its many ways,
choosing the path most trodden,
to blend with the norms of your kind.
to the woes and throes of others,
who do not follow the established way,
because they are the ones most defiant.
in their ladder of chains and lies,
as you toil away to get ahead,
to the ones who demand the most of you.
by ideas not your own,
or maybe not ones you chose,
but follow shamelessly without question.