What others think and how you feel
A link that should not be
That care of needing to belong
Is often vanity
"Who's watching now and what might they say?"
Why entertain this thought?
To live your life for anothers view
Is to live a life of not
"Don't talk to him, he's not our type"
Is the phrase of a snake, a hiss
And if you heed this lowly cry
A friend you'll likely miss
"Look at her, can you believe?"
Are words of judgment; fire
And by and by sometime one might
Be thinking - you're the liar
My friends friend had a friend that said
A story has more than one side
And when a book is read all the way through
The pages have nothing to hide
So live your life, be fair and kind
Watch what you think and do
Focus your energy to better yourself
Live this life for you
Originally written April 16th, 1996