We live in a world which remains
invested in imitation,
relying on our heroes' pains
to find some sort of relation.
We should all have inspirations
who may help to guide our choices
but should hold our own aspirations
and speak in our own voices.
Yet people still ignore their tongue
as if they are scared and ashamed
to say something perceived as wrong
so their identity is tamed.
It's a compliment to copy
but it distracts from who you are;
the execution is sloppy
and it will not get you far.