Word To My Youth

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A glimpse of a primary school photograph prompted this outburst of literary matter.

Submitted: July 16, 2012

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Submitted: July 16, 2012

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Peter, you have potential - 
Consequences inconsequential 
 
You will get up and supercede it. 
Give your heart, dont take shit. 
 
Peter, off the couch and explore your world 
Chase rabbits, chase cars, chase girls. 
 
Women are undoubtedly beautiful creatures, 
but never lose your heart to their superficial features. 
 
That one will come and i still seek her 
dont rush, dont hide, she will be there. 
 
You will know her by the way she looks at you 
The way she longs for you and smiles when you do 
 
Money will mean nothing - for if she dost love. 
Your heart is her currency, its value far above - 
 
that of the Rand, the dollar, the Euro 
It'll be the truth teller, a fact that you will know. 
 
Listen to others, but question its origin 
if from the heart - take it in. 
 
But if, from an oppressors tongue abuse should spout, 
take no notice - his world is much to laugh about. 
 
Dont seek approval from your father - you shall never receive. 
It is a sad fact but one you should not grieve. 
 
You have a doting mother who's heart is limitless 
She will more than make up your fathers emptiness. 
 
You will fail many times - learn from them. 
You will love many times - dont regret them 
 
You will succeed many times - learn from them 
You will make many mistakes - dont regret them. 
 
But above all, yourself - you must love 
Where others falter - you must rise above. 
 
Pro-poemer, not really 
 
Aventine


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