POEM BY CHARLES
more than what I seem, yet less than women dream.
Dysfunctional I'm not, yet tossed into the greater lot.
Men and women keep on living, yet lesson's that have
Been given, are not learned, just lost, at such a sad cost.
A Teacher I've become, Don't get me wrong, sounds like
A song; I've had it all, yet sadly so, I could not always keep
It. But lessons learned I have. Years to gain wisdom
Fair, and now it's the time to share.
At times my Heart is sadden so, for those who's Values are long
Forgotten. It's not your Parents fault, yet maybe so
We're grown and their past old. Hell is for the children, lost
And forgotten, by Mom's and Dad's who let it happen, this
Cycle must be broken, are these lives but a token.
It's not the houses and cars, the silly lifestyle, looks or plenty
Of cash, I've done all that. Values you see are most important
To me. Let me start a list:
Honesty, Respect, Compassion, unconditional loyalty, True
Friendships, Family, and Faith. I'll stop for now, you've heard
The words, but can you live it.
Wake up now, young hearts, the Dream of Life is shorter
Than you think and the best way to live it, is surround your self
With true hearts that can give it.
Change is required for us all, the way to change others, is first
By changing ourselves.
Some words and rhyme I've forgotten, but lessons learned, I
Wish to share, to those who truly care.
If everything you've ever wanted was right before you, would
You know it?
Happiness within I've found, a Gentle man on solid ground.