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Hey! Fake Boy!

Hey fake boy! Why do you so gloat?
Pretend to sometimes be
The person that you’re simply not
Hiding so blatantly
Behind the mask; the veil; face
That isn’t really you
I sense chameleon disguise
Concealing the true view

Why do you shirk, dissimulate
Use smokescreens every day
For fake boy look in the mirror
And there in full array
Is he who’s really good enough
Without pretense or shame
The boy we like just as he is
And that boy wears your name


A man of some position
Some say he is the law
But underneath his cool façade
A man who lacks much more

With little self-assurance
And less true confidence
A man who struggles daily
And sits astride the fence

A head who may lead many
But still can’t hold his own
Who’s rhetoric is meaningless
Despite his lofty throne

A manager and chairman
A governor and boss
A leader, yet so defensive
Who stands to make a loss

Who might shout out his glory
Persuade those who come near
Manipulate and orchestrate
Red tape out of great fear

To bow down at his feet
To speak as he will say
But this man of some position
Is lost on his own way