Some of us she said as her lecture began to take shape
We asked for nothing and never asked for (tsk tsk) escape,
Now do you see, your life is designed to mirror well, me
Why can’t you allow and just let things lie, let them be?
Ignore them said the horrified girl, but why would I do such a thing
It can only resentment grow and hopelessness bring
If I give out my honesty and expect in return,
That all things will pass no hatred to churn
Then isn’t that safer, healthier for him and for me
To know our feelings show truth make us free?
Her perplexity grows as the older woman in her face laughed
Stupid girl that’s like listening for songs on a draught!
I tell you ignore all that’s wrong and it will just go, disappear
As the light in your eyes goes you stop having tears
If there’s none to shed your heart cannot cry
Give up on dreams now ,let them fade and die
So don’t think of solitude, time or breathing space
This world won’t tolerate you thinking at that pace
Years carried on the girl spoke to her own children clearly
My daughter hold onto your dreams and hold onto them dearly
For if you give up on yourself you give permission to another
To take your thoughts tightly in their hands and let them smother
Maybe not intentionally but don’t with yourself be mean
If you do it is a yardstick for all to clearly see.