Listen to what I am saying,
Take to heart every word.
You need to hear what I’m saying
And not what you think you heard.
It isn’t that, I can’t take this anymore.
I’m strong, I know I could.
But, I had to listen to the answer
When I ask me if I should.
Choices made through a lifetimes,
Be they right or wrong,
Need to be considered carefully
They are the ones you’ll always own.
Copyright © W. D. Thomas