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Mane to Machine

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Mind
Thinks
Heart
Beats
Wounds
Bleed
Bones
Brake
Sore

One
Shot
Two
Shot
Three
Shot
Four
Shot
More

Bar
Night
Fancied
Buck
Want
Lust
Bust
Nuts
Whore

Slice
Limbs
Shoot
Torsos
Carve
Brains
Cutting
Room
Floor

DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DO YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DO YOU WANT TO
DO BETTER?!

DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DO YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DO YOU WANT TO
DO BETTER?!

Legs
Follow
Eyes
Evaluate
Blood
Circulates
Who Are
You No
More

One
Way
Straight
Ahead
Lost
Place
Reset
Make
Sure

Eat
Gems
Pee
Metal
Crunch
Steel
Numb
To
Gore

Strength
Weakness
Absolute
Nothing
Mechanized
Stimuli
You
Have
Adored

DON'T YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO-
(DO NOT DO BETTER)?

DON'T YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO-
(DO NOT DO BETTER)?

ONE
LEG
TWO
LEGS
THREE
LEGS
FOUR
LEGS
CHORE

WINGS
SPREAD
PLATE
BACK
DRAFT
FLANK
GREAT
POWERFUL
HORN

ERASE
DELETE
SCAN
CALCULATE
CONCLUDE
RESOLVE
JUSTIFY
PAIN
ALICORN

FUCKING
PLEASES
HUMANE
FEELINGS
ALL
YOU
CAN
GET
ANYMORE

DON'T YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DON'T YOU WANT TO
(I DON'T WANT TO DO BETTER)
YOU DON'T WANT TO DO BETTER?!

NOT FOR YOUR LEGS
NOT FOR YOUR SPINE
NOT FOR YOUR MIND
NOT FOR YOUR LIFE
NOT TO DO BETTER?!



NOT FOR ANYBODY
NOT FOR PRIDE
NOT FOR GLORY
NOT FOR ANYTHING
NOT TO DO BETTER?!



FIGHT
DEUS
FIGHT
LIGHTHOOVES
FIGHT
STEEL RAIN
SETTLE
THE
SCORE!!!!

GO TO
IRONSHOD
GO TO
HIGHTOWER
GO TO
SHADOWBOLT
THEN HEAD
TO THE
CORE!!!!!

YOU
WOULD
SACRIFICE
IT ALL
JUST TO
HAVE WHAT
YOU WERE
BEFORE?!!!!!!


ALL
JUST
TO
HAVE
WHAT
YOU
WERE
BEFORE?!!!!!

ALL
JUST
TO
HAVE
WHAT
YOU
WERE
OR-




DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DO YOU WANT TO FIGHT?!
DO YOU WANT TO
DO BETTER?!
DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?!
DO YOU WANT TO DO WHAT YOU WANT
TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO
TO DO BETTER WHAT YOU FIGHT
TO DO TO LIVE TO DO BETTER
TO FIGHT TO LIVE TO DO WHAT
YOU DO TO LIVE TO FIGHT TO
DO BETTERTOLIVETOFIGHTTO
DOWHATYOUDOTODOBETTERTOFIGHTTO
LIVETOLOVEDON'TYOUWANTTODOBETTER
TOFIGHTLIVELOVEWHATMATTERSTO
YOUBETTERTHANANYTHINGEVER
WHATTODOtodobetter.........






There are other ways to do better.
a little late to the entry of the Project Horizons poetry, but considering how I've thought more about Blackjack's cyberization, the more emotional and thoughtful i felt about it, rather than being somewhat desensitized to it considering what a emotional dumptruck the Original Was.

NOTE: added a few more verses here and there, make the feeling more complete.

NOTE: EVEN MORE VERSES, GOD DAMMIT.
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50ShadesofPony's avatar
I think the title is supposed to be mare to machine
Somethingguy912's avatar
I believe so, but consider that Mane actually fits into the word Machine chronologically. Also, typically the term goes as "man versus machine" or "man to machine", so I just wanted to keep it somewhat consistent. Glad you still enjoyed the poem though!
Gawdyna's avatar
An incredibly profound way to tell a story of sacrifice. This is really amazing man! :D