SOCIETY’S SKIN

In my life, I have become increasing aware of how generic people and society is general has become. And it seems to be getting worse.

Am I you                                                                                                                                                   or are you me                                                                                                                                           Who are these people                                                                                                                          that we all see?

Are our true selves                                                                                                                           really our front                                                                                                                                         Or is our front                                                                                                                                            just a social construct
used to help us try to fit in                                                                                                                    a society uncomfortable with its own skin

That craves the superficial                                                                                                                      and the material                                                                                                                                  and strives to stay on                                                                                                                          the path labelled ‘normal’

But what’s normality                                                                                                                              but sanitized paradise                                                                                                                        where we’re afraid of anything                                                                                                        that gives us a fright

and most of society                                                                                                                               try to stay on this road                                                                                                                     despite any misery                                                                                                                             that later unfolds

Where we hesitate to be different                                                                                                      for fear of causing offense                                                                                                                    Live life though others’s actions                                                                                                       not our own common sense

As a result in some people                                                                                                               dark feelings boil up inside                                                                                                                     due to the fact that                                                                                                                                    people have to hide                                                                                                                             The true reality of who they really are                                                                                            and try to survive life behind a facade

So some people never become individual                                                                                    They do things based on others and are therefore sheeple                                                          They are pre programmed with actions lacking will                                                                     In the long term their lives will never be fulfilled

I used to follow the crowd                                                                                                                  but I refuse to any more                                                                                                                          as if your heart and soul is not rich                                                                                                      you will always be poor

As at least I make choices                                                                                                                    that are purely mine                                                                                                                             and not based on wanting                                                                                                                     to tow society’s line

Being someone false                                                                                                                          puts you mentally in debt                                                                                                                Better to be me                                                                                                                                       that what others expect

So what you see and hear                                                                                                                      is the real me                                                                                                                                             and if no one likes it                                                                                                                                then tough shit to thee

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