Day 5 of NaPoWriMo 2015 and I have again raided my ‘Unfinished’ file. The first couple of lines of this are from 2010 and the rest from today … Enjoy.
I look into young eyes and see your future
Vast expanses of time stretch out before you child
No death popping its head over the horizon
But that time will come
Faster than you know
Experiences will come and pass
Learn from them all as you go
And I wonder at my own life
Of years passed and loss of innocence
Don’t follow my mistakes child
Take your life in unlined hands and grow
Learn from bad times as well as good
Take them as lessons, reap and sow
Treat people with respect child, but care also
If you love, love gently and with pure thought
Love is not possession, not ownership
But sharing. Giving, most of all.
© 2013 Stan Rogers. All rights reserved.