She wants to be just like her favorite celebrity.
She prances in front of the mirror, mimics facial expressions, pouts lips, struts, copies mannerism, makeup, tone, clothing style, way of speaking.
He wants to be just like his football idol.
He waddles his still small frame to mimic a quarterback. He frowns and he grunts. He copies mannerism, tone, clothing, way of speaking.
They want to be just like those who hold power.
They swagger. They pose. They pretend to be tough, put on apathetic faces. They copy mannerism, tone, clothing, way of speaking.
She forgets. He doesn’t know. Maybe they weren’t told.
Of the exquisite being they each are. Already.
Poised to be who they were meant to be.
One of a kind. On this earth. In this time.
Let us tell them, tell ourselves:
“Watch others for what is true, for what is right, what is kind,
Learn what you can,
You can be.
No one else can
You do you!
For The Daily Post