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They said they did it to help.

Everyone would know their place.

It protected the kingdom - the world, They said.

Not many objections arose.

After all, it had been the same for over a hundred years.

They had the voice

The power.

We were weak

They weren't concerned

If a person or two spoke up against Them.

Fighting for equality

Fairness

Humanity

That person was never heard from again.

What damage can one of them do? They said.

Laughing in Their lavish homes

Taking from the defenseless without batting an eye.

Thinking Themselves invincible.

That was Their first mistake.

Pride,

The deadliest killer.

Letting Their guard down

Luring Themselves into a false sense of security.

But Their biggest misstep was forgetting.

Forgetting

That the biggest fires start

With a single spark.

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