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Get Real!
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By Louis Gander
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Get Real!

With tattoo's ink smeared everywhere,

and piercings by the score -

and color-copied rainbow hair -

how can we handle more?


To get a little self-respect

our clothes must have a label,

our auto's must be perfect or

we all appear unstable.


Eye lashes must be fastened on.

Our scent squirts out from sprayers.

Eye liner must be perfect drawn

with powder caked in layers.


We wear our jewelry with pride

and aging spots we cover.

And wrinkles we can try to hide

so no one will discover.


Through remedies we dig and dig.

We make a real fuss -

but it's like lipstick on a pig,

it's surface, surface, surface!


We try to conquer blunders and

we think we've conquered dull,

but what I have to wonder is -

what's inside the skull?


Man can't look beyond the skin,

Man looks at the face.

Man sees only fat or thin.

Man sees only 'race'.


God sees through all shallowness.

God sees through the skin.

God sees down inside our hearts,

God sees deep within.


Some day we just might teach our youth.

Some day we just might feel.

Some day man might learn Godly truth

and hopefully get REAL!


©2009 louis gander

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Submitted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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