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Be yourself? Or act? Hide?

People are people,
Trees are trees,
Chairs are chairs,
Leaves are leaves,
Boxes are boxes,
Glasses are glasses,
Shops are shops,
Passers by are just passers,

People are the people they were born to be,
Whether that makes them “normal” or not,
Some people are totally care free,
Some people care an awful lot,

If someone is gay,
Then they are themselves,
If someone is lesbian,
Then they are themselves,
If someone is fat,
They are themselves,
If someone is thin,
They are themselves,

Some people act,
They act as other people,
They don’t want to be themselves,
They mustn’t be happy,

If you are who you are,
And receive grief,
They are only jealous,
If you are not who you are,
People look at you in pity,
They aren’t so jealous,
You can never win,
Do you be yourself?
Do you act?
Either way people judge wrong,
Is it them covering?
Is it them acting?
Are they themselves?
Or are they also hiding?

Submitted: Monday, March 02, 2009

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  • Dickson Mseti (4/23/2010 8:12:00 AM)

    there is one thing to make you be the best, and that is self decovery

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  • Jess Bowers (3/2/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    hey thats good, shows how individuility is important, i like your rhymes too xx

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