Lectures over meal
About the unwanted role
Forced play willingly

Grades and obeying
Script given at "mature age"
To be a puppet

Not looking closely
To notice the creaks and coughs
Of their built engine

An engine to them
Obeys every beck and call
Emotionless toy

Perfect to public
Forced smiles and fake laughing
Empty broken eyes

Look under the surface
See parts needing loads oiling
The hairline-thin cracks

When you see breaks
Please take a chance to help them
The broken machines

Will fake perfection
Eyes will give way to pleading
Fear, pain, and relief