Pushers of Prestige

They'll dangle stars before your eyes,
assuring fame, then mesmerize
with fortunes no one could exhaust,
but none among them sell the cost
of freedom, speech, esteem, control,
or privacy, if not your soul.

Pushers of Prestige © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: September 21, 2021

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