There is so much that I cannot teach you.
There is so much that you must go through alone.
The world is good, but it is not entirely so.
There are people who seek to harm you.
Not for any fault of yours,
But due to faults of their own.
Not everyone is like this.
Not everyone navigates through the wrongs alone.
However, be aware, that they will present themselves to you.
As wolves in sheepskin, they will offer themselves to you–
In friendship, or in love.
You must be wary of these persons,
For friendship is not what they offer, and love is not theirs to give.
Be wary, young child. Be wary.
Open yourself to feel the good in this world.
Offer yourself the chance to smile,
at things that mark the ordinary– the birds, and the bees.
For these are the things that make up this world.
No money can fill the greed that lies hungry in your heart.
No pill will prevent your body’s decay.
No prayer can save you from the grave.
You must be happy in this moment.
You must breathe in the air,
and savour its sweetness.
Tomorrow might be a tad too late.