Hack at it, till some agree
Tear it to shreds, till some are flattered.
Colour it, colour it,
Till you disfigure it,
Stripe it with hideous streaks,
Blotch it with garish patches,
Dip it into pools of blood,
Crown it as the king of freaks,
Sprinkle it with stinging spices,
Light it with dirty matches.
Till you believe it,
As it's shoved down your throats
Convince yourself it's what you want,
Parade about in a shroud of mist.
Simper and snicker,
Snicker and simper,
Smile as some whimper.
Bow when they please you,
But when they tease you,
Who will you run to?
What will release you?