Sometimes I wonder about our generation
How will we fit in with the larger population?
We go through our days hoping to be distracted
And we dont stop and think about the way we acted
Our preoccupation is to make sure were "Trending"
Getting thousands of likes on Instagram or sending
That tweet that an actor or athlete retweets
Hoping that that's the golden ticket to fame
But this is a pointless game
We say we want to be unique
But we try our hardest to fit in
The crowd so people dont think of us as different
and stay comfortable in our own skin
But it is ok to be different and its encouraged
I now strive to be
different because it has helped me flourish
especially in the arts
In film, video, photography, with cameras
And all the parts
I use this medium to tell stories
whether mine, his or yours
whether a tragedy, comedy or glory
Because I'm Proud with a passion for production.
Photo and video are confined to high school years,
Applying to college,
to gain more knowledge in film, business
And about my future.
Following the thing I love,
to do, to make and to need.
Without God in my life,
I would, plead, misread or bleed.
I know that God has a plan,
for me, to be a man, follow my passion
and to succeed.
I struggle with my sin, insults
and criticism that can hurt like a knife
But I can't let that affect the result
of my life.
Art will be judged
It is the first response,
But that line is always smudged
Before you say anything and yield
Consider if it's helpful and will heal
Do take criticism to heart,
I take it and use it to set me apart
I want to do good work
It doesn't have to be famous
I do what I do because I love it relentless
I love learning stories and figuring out how to show them
Hinting lessons and morals, having an underlying theme,
A strong plot with good camera work and acting
Create a hidden gem.
I do it because I'm a disciple in Christ
I do it because it makes me different
I don't want to follow the right
path if it's the wrong way to be normal.
Blaze my own trail
It helps me succeed in my art, learn, and have a mind
OF all of the crap that distracts us
All of our sorrows
They just throw us under the bus
They dont know how strong we really are
You will decide how to succeed
And to determine how far.
What I'm trying to say here
For now, This is a safe place we share
So jump in, find what you love
I'm a first-hand account
Of trying something new,
forcing myself to grow
and doing what I love
until I reach the stars above