We tell people they should be beautiful, but judge them when they wear makeup. We tell people to be nice, but laugh along with the bully. We tell people to be confident, but mistake their security with overconfidence. Why are we so hypocritical? Why can’t we live in a judgment-free society?
You paint your face with makeup because it makes you feel strong-
How can anyone judge you and make you feel like you’ve done wrong?
You throw on a nice façade because it conceals your inner heartbreak-
How can anyone try to label you as someone who is fake?
You elude confidence and always speak your mind-
How can anyone tell you that you’re anything less than kind?
You stick to your decisions, your mentality is firm-
How can anyone tell you that all you are is stubborn?
We’re all nothing but hypocrites, making life harder for ourselves-
When will we look past our differences and what’s on the outer shell?
We expect to see beauty around us, but makeup is a bane-
We encourage kindness, but don’t believe we’re all the same
We tell people to be confident, but bad mouth the ones who are-
We ourselves are the ones suffering, caged behind bars
We tell people to be different, to accept that there is change-
Yet we’re also the ones that stare at them and think that they are strange
We say we believe in equality and we criticize all the wrong-
Yet we’re also the ones brining down those who were once strong
We’re the ones holding the key, as well as the ones who are caged-
It’s not only our actions, but our mindsets that must be changed.