Who You Are

You don't have to change who you are

To impress the people around you

You don't have to be plastic

Melted and formed,

Poured into a mold

Made to factory specifications

We are not Barbies

We do not have perfect smiles

We do not have perfect bodies

A sexless groin and thin legs

Fitting into every bit of clothing

Sewn in a third-world country

By poor children, barely fed

We are different, our difference,

THAT is what makes us human

Our uniqueness, and our similarities

What makes us who we are

Weither we're gothy preppy, punky


We shouldn't care about how we conform

And THAT is what separates

Man from beast

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