Someone said something..

Drop your expectations when you go out

Needless aggravation you can do without

You know somehow some fault someone would find

That someone’s criticism would play havoc with your mind

Maybe you would start second-guessing

Maybe you would start obsessing

Over the bold color of your lipstick or your inappropriate outfit

Or the late hour of the day, or the way that you sit

Or the confidence in your walk or the way

You interact with others, how you say

What is on your mind without hesitation

All these could cause someone some consternation

Which would then rub off on you

If you listen to that person and allow it to..

**

Maybe you’d be better off just choosing

To turn a deaf ear, by actively refusing

To react to criticism from the someones all around

To remind yourself that their opinions don’t hold any ground

I know you actually do not care about what people say

Yet listening to criticism can subconsciously self-confidence sway

Those who police you have issues of their own

That they have to figure out for themselves alone

Your accommodating their opinions futile would be

That would not change anything permanently

If your inner voice gives you permission

Just be who you are, within reason..

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