Why can’t i be like that
look like that
laugh like that
what happened, why do i have to be so different

It is easy for them
to smile, to laugh
not worry about misjudgment or doubt
society accepts them
people crave them
They are never left out

They are the heroes
recognized by all as they enforce the law
“perfection is key” they'd chant
wearing the latest craze
they would do their best to stand out
forcing to be acknowledged
demanding to be seen
wanting the attention
and always wanting to be pleased

i don’t want to be like that
look like that
laugh like that
what happened, why did i want to be so plain

From our side it looks amazing
it invites and entrances us
coaxing us to its side
demanding us to follow the example the enforcers set
our originality for the price of acceptance from society

I don’t want to be like that
look like that
laugh like that
I refuse to become a dull gray

I will look the way i want to
laugh the way i want to
ignore the hushed tones
glares from passers by
and show off my pants from last months collection
I will not be painted white by society
but remain the vibrant red
that I created for myself

Eventually hope to paint others with different colors
and they will paint others as well
we will keep painting and painting
and once we’re finished we will find a new color to start with
then we will paint again
and the world will be engulfed with never ending color.