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THE WATCHED BOY

You cannot win
if you’ve never lost,
one must have liberty
no matter the cost

Constant surveillance
smothers with ease,
curbing the freedom
to shape one’s beliefs

The scrutinized lives life
with a counterfeit shame,
deterring the chance
self-government will reign

Enforcing limits
prevents innovation,
little hope for symphony
with a rousing ovation