Never take on the world for there is only one result
You will suffer much pain you’ll be riddled with guilt
You’ll be lost and confused you’ll be cast well aside
You’ll be laughed at and abused ridiculed and chastised.
When a challenge comes along do not hide or give in
Take no interest in the outcome be it lose or win
In the end all that counts is you did your best
Put aside all your pride don’t complain or protest.
All the money and possessions and emotional ties
All the heartache and shame all the cries and lies
All the regrets and if onlys and the wasted years
They attack all you lack and increase your fears.
In your head where you live when it’s cold and grey
Through your eyes there is joy each and every day
Open up to the world and remind yourself
As your journey unfolds you increase your wealth.
Don’t pretend to be free when you bow and conform
Turn your back on the helpless go along with the norm
Bury your head in the sand until the pain goes away
Hoping things will change when it’s the same every day.
In the depths of despair when you feel all is lost
When you no longer care when you’re counting the cost
When you’re lonely as hell and no one comes near
Just remember to tell yourself why you’re here.
Jump on board don’t be scared it’s no more than a ride
Ride the waves go ahead I’ll be right by your side
When you fall jump back on and we’ll start once again
We’re together all the way through the joy and the pain.
© Kelvin Rush