see through you

cold
incompetent
these are words
to describe you

people
think you’re something
but i
can see through

appearances
matter
too much
i’m afraid

and you
have them all fooled
they think
you have it made

but i can see through
your presentation
it’s as false
as your teeth

and i know all these
dirty people
what is lurking
underneath

i’ve learned
a lesson
let me
show you how

i know
what ambition is
when i
see it now

do it
get away with it
you’ll stay
right where you are

cuz no one
likes a dreamer
you’re pretty nervous
for a star

but i can see through
your fake demeanor
and the way you
fool them all

someday
maybe real soon
we’ll all get to
see you fall…

written by joseph herbert, copyright 1993