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Brutal Honesty 2/6/2013

When you look at me
What do you see?
It's a simple question
With an answer
So hard to gleam

I know I've made mistakes
Everyone always has
I know I'm not perfect
By any standard

So let me know
With brutal honesty
Have I done okay?
Or am I just another disappointment
Because you go on and on
About how well I've gotten by
But do you kind of wish sometimes
I'd done something else

I remember the years
When writing was just a hobby
A cute little obsession

And I remember how
You used to say
It's not the way
I should try to make a living

So let me know
With brutal honesty
Have I done okay?
Or am I just another disappointment
Because you go on and on
About how well I've gotten by
But do you kind of wish sometimes
I'd done something else

So many argument had
About the path I'd chosen
Trying to steer me towards
University and academics

Do you still wish I'd gone that route?
Or are you really as content
As you claim
I just need the truth

I let you know
With brutal honesty
I wanted nothing to do with that life
I made it clear with my loud shouting voice
I needed to write
To live my life for words
And your face I recall
You were so disappointed
So annoyed
All the “brains” thrown away

But do you really think
I did it wrong?
Because even you can see
It may not be perfect
But I'm happy with this life

Doubts come and go
Of course they do
But everything's changed
Because before you were pushing me away
And now you raving about how I'll do it someday

It's crazy how much can change
I never thought I'd ever see the day
You'd believe in me

The End

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