Abbey Symmans, Grade 9, St Brigid's College -
Society has grown into an ugly and dark place,
Where nobody can show their real face.
We hear names screamed out at us,
To morph us into something else, while society laughs at us.
They tell you to be yourself then list out what to change,
And if your opinions are different you're suddenly strange.
If you don't look, or act or live a certain way,
Then you're automatically picked on and shamed every day.
Society has no eyes to look inside,
At the beauty that magazines try to hide.
They don’t know who they are,
Because they are being dictated to what the latest trends are.
We wake up every day and put on a mask,
Walking around like it’s no big fuss.
Pretending to be someone who we aren’t,
Can’t they see what they’ve done to us?