Pain for Glory


When the sun fades at the end of the day
Have you really lived up to everything you portray?
Every time that you speak, who are you trying to become?
Do you emulate others, or are you proud of what you've done?
Is it yourself you're defeating, or another you've gained?
When you sacrafice it all, for a moment of fame
Adulatory words are a person's biggest fall
But who really looks on the inside at all?
So much we admire the face of a "star"
Obsessed with visage, but never the heart
The struggles, the hardships, asperities, and pain
When in a few years people won't know your name
When a handful of years is what we spend time to furnish
Our sole recompense is forever in a furnace
I wonder what life would be like to be free?
When we look in the mirror and like what we see
How much better to have a few friends that are close
Than to have the most "likes" on our last Facebook post
How ironic it is, that we callously refuse
The one that gave us the life we abuse

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