Forget the Critics

It’s when I’m in front of you I change shoes

My grip locked in tight on what I should choose

Mind lost in what should, instead of what’s real

It’s stressed for ideal and what will appeal

A shift could be worth, the suffering to change

As deprived from my value could be life long pain

So, think what to say, but actually think

And, speak through integrity, but actually speak

Where am I now? And define my veracity

So when I’m surrounded, I respect my pure honesty

No clench on the critics, I’m esteemed in my own

I think and I speak, not from you, from my home

Though I’m still out of sync, when I’m out here with you

And heavy and tense, like debating to prove

I’m ready to think and to speak from what’s needed

It’ll take definition and curiosity to feed it

About Kevin Carlstead

I graduated as a hospitality and psychology student at University of Denver. I spent most of my teenage and young adult years in the hospitality industry. I am still searching for what industry suits my personality and talents so that I can feel more meaning throughout my days. My current career pursuit has me enrolled in a graduate program to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. I love music with something to it. I love life with something to it. I have made it one of my purposes in this life to integrate both of these things that I love. This blog and my own songwriting has given me the platforms to do that very thing. Thank you for reading.
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