We all know that nothing is perfect. Our modern society included. Many things are problematic and troubling, and even though we notice them, we are not too fast to work on fixing pressing social issues.

Al Margen, an illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina, creates depressing drawings pinpointing the world problems of our times. He creates dark drawings that are sometimes louder than words and are extremely thought-provoking. The author himself is very critical about his works and talks about them in a really artistic manner: "They are children of boredom, nonconformity or anger. <...> They are the representation of discarded ideas. They are the garbage of the subconscious. But they are more visceral and sincere than other sad drawings because they have no obligation to please. <...> Because they were born only by an impulse and nothing more. Because they were born to annoy because they show the problems with society."

Take a look at some of his satirical works on social problems below and let us know which one was your favorite.

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Amy Radie
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3 years ago

Too true.

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Black mirror-ish

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varwenea
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3 years ago

A viewer/reader needs to be judicious on how they process info. Information is rarely absolute. Hero and villain are often opposite sides of the same coin; just a matter of perspective.

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varwenea
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3 years ago

This is so horrible and so true. Sad for the child.

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Those drawing are really dark and powerfull!

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Too many extra-academic obligations.

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Bob 3.0
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3 years ago

This perfectly sums up anorexia.

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

I prefer coffee :)

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nameme the undieing
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3 years ago

2 seconds before a jaguar eats her face off

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nameme the undieing
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3 years ago

I know how it feels to walk up dollar stairs and be met with a dick to the face

Here to Troll
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3 years ago

At 14?? That's terrible.

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

I can see this both ways. Men use their money to get what they want, and likewise some women are just attracted to money

Tasha Harris
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3 years ago

Perfect height to kick him in the nuts !

Brad Fagan
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1 year ago

You need the resources, so it would be a stupid idea.

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Jacqui O'Rhea
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3 years ago

If you are trying to get to the top for the money, you are prostituting yourself but in the end, the big man at the top will try and stop you.

PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

its crazy how everyone comes up with their own meaning

Nicole Covington
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3 years ago

I think this picture depicts the human trafficking that most of us buy into when we sell our dignity and self respect for more money or ignore how others are treated and in turn we receive more money

Namron9797
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3 years ago

You choose to work 8-12 hours a day to make what one prostitute makes in an hour (or less). Who's the real person selling their dignity, eh? And fyi, who gave you the right to choose what is or isn't dignified and who can and can't use THEIR body for what?

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Lorin Mihai
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3 years ago

auch.. this is what i call a "sexist" mentality... using girls like they are objects. the society needs to stop this attitude.

Namron9797
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3 years ago

I don't know if you've noticed behind your white-picket fence and protest signs, but most women market THEMSELVES like objects now-a-days.

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Georgina Zarate
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3 years ago

Until we, women start being like men. Learning how to work as a team, and help each other.

Anique Whitehurst
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3 years ago

Wow I need this printed out for the workplace!

Harvey Tydeman
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3 years ago

hey look, it's melania

Donna Mixon
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3 years ago

Don't be a dick

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Men underestimating women, think they can take them as high as they want with money.

John Ashley
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3 years ago

It's underestimating only if it doesn't work.

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Meghan Reno
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3 years ago

We try as women to be successful and make equal income...but somehow we are still seen as for the male gaze, insignificant, and never "big enough" to be seen or taken seriously like actual human beings.

Brian DuBridge
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2 years ago

Probably because you wear push-up, padded bras, low-cut tops and short skirts with high heels, all ways to cause the female body to be more sexually attractive to men. Your "human beings" statement is off base. No matter how sexualized an impression of you, it's still a human being men want to have sex with.

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Dennis Reyes
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3 years ago

True Love. Not.

SIRiMAC
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3 years ago

Hmm :/ Powerful images

Yudum Yaman
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6 months ago

If u re a girl and want to be good position generally situation is similar with that.

Kelly Kirkpatrick
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2 years ago

YEUP sad but true

Debborah Parker
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2 years ago

It's a man's world and the dick rules. The woman has to earn money by catering to the man.

Lyn Limpert
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2 years ago

This will change very soon in my lifetime.

Robert Snow
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2 years ago

Money the root of all 😡

Andrew Nisbet
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2 years ago

The LOVE of money... A bit different

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Aurea Parker
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3 years ago

just like every man I've dated,,,

Brad Fagan
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1 year ago

Sounds like you should reevaluate your life choices.

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Hamid Latif
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3 years ago

Should not take that long to get to her goal.

Chris Jones
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3 years ago

This about sums up the plight, says a 'mouthful'

Dianna Slowey-Thomas
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3 years ago

Of course we're moving towards more diversity

Ken Fon
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3 years ago

So very true.

endelbendel
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3 years ago

And still they keep climbing.

Lisa Greene
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3 years ago

Scathing...

Paul O'Donoghue
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3 years ago

There's a sign at the bottom that reads " This way to success ->".

Michel Angelo
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3 years ago

Uh? A girl needs to climb the money to reach the D?

Irene Bocardo Reina
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3 years ago

is it never the other way around?

John Ashley
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3 years ago

Not nearly as common.

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Serjio Sandpiper
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3 years ago

"Красота сосет х...й. Ларри Флинт" . Пелевин "П5".

Siniša Šašić
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3 years ago

It should be other way around, over the dicks to the cash.

John Ashley
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3 years ago

There are women who do that, too.

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Loh Lee
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3 years ago

I know someone like this. Thinks that money can buy him respect/ acceptance. Whatever

Brad Fagan
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1 year ago

She's climbing. Apparently, it's working.

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Diana Lazar
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3 years ago

22 $ ?! So cheap!

Caparnagiu Victor
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3 years ago

the monogamy model. sex for money....because sex is not supposed to be free

John Ashley
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3 years ago

It's not just monogamy... and it's not just money, either. All human relationships (and even animal ones) are transactional in nature. What's ironic about it is that both feminists and MGTOWs (who each express some valid social criticisms) are so out of touch that they do not realize that what they futilely rail against is simply human nature.

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Nancy Brady
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3 years ago

FLOTUS

Marilyn Barkhouse
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3 years ago

Alternate title could be "Trump's America"

Monte Emerson
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3 years ago

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gender wage gap is a myth..

Kjorn
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3 years ago

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wow... blowjob are not expensive

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nameme the undieing
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3 years ago

reminds me of dr who

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Alia Gail
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3 years ago

I hate seeing old buildings knocked down, or old businesses going out, or anything like that. It makes me so sad.

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

'I woke up like this'

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Diana Lazar
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3 years ago

Tinder?

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

It reminds me a scene from Midnight Express

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

A baby machine to feed a hungry world.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Crimefighting sistem dissected

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Tina Nebiolo
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3 years ago

When the mind's defense mechanism is to drown the possibility of thoughts in music.

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Kane Cheung
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3 years ago

Peace does not always bring about freedom. And not hard to become a prisoner of peace. Bane said it best, victory has defeated you.

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Sweep the Leg
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3 years ago

I really like this one!

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Stefania PiovPr
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3 years ago

I think , socety tries to make you look mad if you have different opinions ...or ideas

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

In today schedule no need for brains.

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bon dok
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3 years ago

Some refugees couldn't find a land

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Allie Orona
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3 years ago

It's hard to be a kid in a money-less family, when the parents won't change their lifestyles to the lesser amount of money they now have. You have to give up so much of yourself to try to make things better, as far as money goes, and it all goes down the drain anyway. It really, really sucks.

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Ποιητικό Αίτιο
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3 years ago

Look at that. He's only chained by his mind. His feet and arms are let free. And the chains leading to his mind are connected to negligible obstacles. It's the mind that's keeping you away from love...

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

Shackled to the internet. So true. So many people live their lives on the Net, they forget there's a life away from it.

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Alex Libre
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3 years ago

I think it's more to do with stereotyping and how we view people based on a few arbitrary "defining" characteristics. Rich people are greedy, fat people only think about food, police officers are just out to stop people from having fun, and a beautiful woman is just a beautiful body. Flawed thinking.

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Taylor Chrisley
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3 years ago

Domestic Violence

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Edouard Youssef
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3 years ago

The one think too much of the past, the other one is embarrassed by the future and the third one can't live the present day, so they all come here to take their "carpe diem" pils...

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Cheryl Adams
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3 years ago

Turn off consumer mentality. We're supposed to care for the earth, not consume it.

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Martin Forbes
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3 years ago

With these drawings, as I believe most of us get what the artist is trying to say here, its clear that we really are in a dystopian society and we just don't see it because we don't want to see it. sigh...

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Danielle Scott
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3 years ago

Really? I see power stripping away dignity, strength, and freedom from helpless individuals & obliterating them

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Amy Noble
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3 years ago

They don't fit

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Kaeli McIntyre
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3 years ago

anxiety

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Kane Cheung
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3 years ago

Biological clock is ticking

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

Stealing other people's ideas ?

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Jennifer Nicholson
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3 years ago

mowing down the resistance

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Brandon Paltoo
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3 years ago

Plastic surgery

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It was Mark!
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3 years ago

The thinker. Planting more seeds to ponder about.

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Jacqui O'Rhea
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3 years ago

Love is blind. You will open the door to your heart and let them walk right in if you don't know the person and only go by appearances, and they could be hiding their intent to do you harm.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Trapped by TV

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Cheryl Adams
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3 years ago

Cue the Kardashians.

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Dennis Reyes
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3 years ago

Religion as big buck business.

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Birchy Cat
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3 years ago

Surrogate

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

Cup half empty or half full

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

She graduated and now she's in deep shit? In the real world? This one is lost on me

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Patti
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3 years ago

The price she had to pay to get there

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Dennis Reyes
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3 years ago

Finding inspiration.

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Jessica Roose
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3 years ago

Dude takes pills either for drug addiction or Rx and it alters his state of mind so that he is unable to write. Everything that comes from him goes to waste hence the trashcan

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Patti
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3 years ago

Horse power

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Jacqui O'Rhea
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3 years ago

Finger nails have a nail bed, so the roses under the nail of the fingers with wedding rings are "a bed of roses". The barbed wire represents a prison you can't escape from. What they though was bliss when they got married turns out to be a life sentence. The man and woman are popping up from a toaster. They are done, dry. Their love has dried up. From her head is a spool of silk. A spring silkworm produces silk until it dies. There is a Chinese thought that likewise, giving one's thought to another person is like a spring silkworm producing silk until it dies. He has a banana on his head. There is a book called Mr. Bananahead at Home about Mr. Bananahead who tries hard to do all the chores on Mrs. Bananahead's list but can't get them right. So the symbolism on their heads means even though they both have tried to to please each other, in the end it is no good, if that is all they do. It is too consuming and they dry up as people.

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

It's a diary. Maybe his thoughts are destroying him

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Nickie Pacheco
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3 years ago

The life of social media. Everyone posts looking for validation via likes. Only to find opposition from people close to them.

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Jessica Roose
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3 years ago

She is a prostitute. Her tongue holds powerful men in her prison. Bc with the ability to blackmail she has power over them with the words she speaks. The only one who pleases her is her drugs where she can find escape from what it is she does.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Possessiveness

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Arshad Ali
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3 years ago

Ayer means yesterday in Spanish and his mind is a pencil being shaven (wasting away) because all he can focus on is the past.

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