Life Lessons

Pride, dignity, head held high

So high up, there’s no looking down

Strong sense of self worth and importance

It’s worth it, every once in awhile to take a bite of humble pie

Stubborn as a bull, it’s not a weakness to admit defeat

Life is a constant game of trial and error

Every life mistake carries with it a learning experience

Perhaps deep rooted fear of failure and rejection

They say nothing ventured, nothing gained

But, there’s a fine line which one must tread lightly

Because what good is it for someone to gain the whole world,

But lose your own soul?

Too much confusion, it might take a psychologist to analyze

If we’re being honest, all it takes is a look at the conscience to recognize

Uncover the good, the bad and the ugly

No one is perfect

Whether you do good or bad, the world will talk

Passing judgements left and right like the Almighty

You can’t please everyone, nor should you strive to

A bullet to the chest, a knife in the back, you’re still alive

Come back swinging like a wrecking ball

Knocking down more walls than you can ever build

What doesn’t kill you, make you stronger

A thorn in the heart, gushing out, bleeding love

It’s still better to have loved, than to never love at all

Take off the rose colored and one dimensional glasses

The world is so much more than black and white

The shades of grey, as dull as they may seem

Makes the world a more complex and interesting place

Blessed with two ears and one mouth

Listen twice as much as you speak

For, the tongue is a self sacrificing weapon

A sword which can either condemn you or free you

For when your tongue slips, you can never recover your words

But it costs nothing to lend an ear to a friend or an enemy

Never forget, actions speak louder than words

Laughter is a hell of a drug, you can never overdose

Love is its partner in crime

Together they’re a force to be reckoned with

 

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