Uncomfortable Skin

Most people would rather be
someone else than be themselves.
Wanting what others have
so they lie, cheat, steal and kill
just to get a taste or feel.

They don’t like being themselves
for fear of ridicule, embarrassment or not being accepted.

They don’t love who they are
despite the image they put on display;
they are so unhappy, it’s unbearable.

They don’t appreciate their uniqueness,
blending in rather than standing out.

They don’t value their life,
finding solace in drugs and alcohol, or other toxic means
to fill an empty or half-filled void.

Or, they simple just don’t understand their purpose
so they create obstacles to find one (or more).