ADVICE FOR YOU, MY SON
My son, so full of wonder.
It truly amazes me.
How much of this awful world,
Your innocent eyes fail to see.
You’re always asking questions,
Like, why are people so mean?
I urge you just to walk away,
And to not cause a scene.
My heart screams out for hope,
Because of the fear I see in you.
This world isn’t what you think, my son,
Oh, if you only knew.
People play vicious games, my son.
The hell they’ll put you through.
They play with other’s emotions,
Not caring if they hurt you.
They lie, cheat, and steal, my son.
Claiming their loyalty is real.
They’ll be quick to break your heart,
But nothing will they feel.
Some people are strange.
A few are honestly deranged.
You’ll meet a few in your life,
That are completely and utterly insane.
The things that I am telling you now,
I’ve learned and you soon will.
Always search for the good in others,
And don’t forget to feel.
If you’re looking for a reason,
Or the truth you cannot see.
Remember these few words, my son,
And the lessons that I tried to teach.
Always keep a smile on your face,
Even when you’re hurting.
Give it all you’ve got and more,
Especially when you’re working.
If you have to make a promise,
To it you must stay true.
If you decide not to honor it,
Then no one will believe you.
Don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry,
Or admit when you’ve done wrong.
Protect the ones that you love,
And try to keep a clean home.
Always be respectful.
Be someone’s saving grace.
Be something more on this Earth, my son,
Than just a person taking up space.
Do your very best every day,
To try something new.
Attempt to go above and beyond,
Of what is expected of you.
Say how you really feel.
Don’t keep it locked inside.
And don’t let your anger,
Light up the calmest sky.
This world is full of poisons,
That will stain your very name.
If you let that happen in your life,
You’ll be the only one to blame.
Enjoy the little moments,
That this life has to share.
Take time to call someone you know,
And let them know you care.
These are just some simple rules,
To help guide you on your way.
Try to show someone else kindness,
Each and every day.
The most important rule in life,
You already know is true.
Never lose your faith, my son.
Because Jesus died for you.
When the end comes for me, my son,
Promise to not stay blue.
Jesus will call me home for sure,
But I’ll always be with you.
You’ll see me in the water,
Or in the leafy breeze.
Maybe when you hear a song,
You hated to hear me sing.
My voice will be a memory,
Or a whisper in the air.
Even angels cry, my son,
That’s how you know they’re there.
Just keep your life simple,
And remember that real love is free.
One day when you’re not so busy,
Remember to think of me.