I wrote this in a strong, rebellious Nietzsche phase in Nov. 1999:
Human, All Too Human
What beast is Man!
Cruel and mean-spirited
Conformity is the master plan
Individuality has faded
To be different is to be outcast
Mindlessly follow the herd mentality
The disease spreads fast
Don’t deviate from the herd morality!
No one questions anymore
Do you know who you are…really?
Name, age, sex, job…categories galore
All aspects of an external identity
Look inside and what do you see?
A pale reflection, shaped and molded
From behavioral controls of society
A forged soul, twisted and distorted
Smother me not with your well-meaning lies
One True Way? It’s a sham
I, myself, will surmise
Who it is that I am