Would you mind if I make a suggestion?
Just one, mind, and no more…
I know it’s kind of pushy of me
since we’ve never met before.
But I have this idea for you, you see…
Something I thought of, just now
by standing over there awhile,
and, well, you seem lost somehow.
Would you mind if I sat down by you?
I don’t want to intrude or be rude,
but maybe, if you think it through
you’ll realize there much you can do.
I know that look on your face, you see…
I was you a long time ago,
in fact if you look real closely at me
you might even see it too…
So let me make a suggestion, please,
since I know what you’re thinking of
just don’t let go, just don’t give in!
In your future there is love!
So pick yourself up off the floor,
stand straight, with head held high
and give up all that fear you carry,
and if you can, do it with a smile.
The sun will shine again for you
though at times it hides away.
Well, now you’ve heard it, I can leave
there nothing more to say.
Today’s Daily Prompt over at The Daily Post was called ‘Powerful Suggestion’. I wrote something similar to this not too long ago, about what I would say to my teenage self if I had a chance, and you can read that here.