A Better Man?
Are your habits of today
On par with your dreams for tomorrow?
Build better bridges
Or sink in seas of sorrow,
Or in raging rivers of regret.
What you see is what you get
You’ve got dreams to remember
Or did you forget?
See I’m not without my imperfections or my demons
But I’m smart and tough enough to shake them.
Lose my focus long enough to fuel bad habits.
But I’ve got the will to break them.
Opportunities all around,
Finally gonna take them.
Path to success: undertaken.
Been hitting “snooze” like it’s my job,
But now it’s time to awaken.
Build a little momentum
And ride this train across my chosen tracks.
Only eyes for my better tomorrow
I’m done with what’s in back.
I’ll take my lessons surely
Wisdom, money, success will start to stack.
I’m done with playing defense
So I’ll happily attack.
I stand a man, complete.
Same parts as those days before
But a brain, a spirit
And a belief
That I’m meant for something more.
Not talking about hope or desire
But a knowledge in my core
Kept hidden under blackness
That came with those drinks I poured.
See something else has changed me
I’ve actually seen love.
And no, it’s not a magic potion
Or some angel from above.
Love lives in kindness,
Lives in patience,
And understands that a soul can change
Love lives through all the headaches that come along when priorities rearrange.
See I found love in one of my favorite faces
By her side is one of my favorite places
And even as we move past those romantic phases
I’ll always love her for how she soothed this heart’s malaises.
See sometimes, all you need is a shoulder.
Perspective erodes stress
Makes pebbles of your boulders.
In the highest esteem
Is where I’ll forever hold her.
And I’m unashamedly in love
And I’m still glad that I told her.
Because I’ve made a million mistakes
Even treated her like shit during a drunken blur
But I’ve never once regretted
taking a chance to fall in love with her.
What a wonderful life
So full of experience
Breath slows, shoulders ease
As I embrace, wholeheartedly, this next period.
Talks with a great friend
Have made it easy to see
That it’s not about being a better man
It’s just about being the best ME.