Things used to be so simple in life,
With the exception of a few things;
But you did not understand simplicity,
So you complained a lot about everything.
You used to worry about growing up
And being an adult too fast;
You didn’t even realize all the time passing,
The times that would not last.
The people who you believed would stay,
And stick around forever;
The friendships and the heartaches,
Yeah, you thought you were clever.
You never realized how quickly time passes
And people just become a memory;
Your loved ones pass on and leave you,
Those soles resting now and free.
All the “should haves” and “would haves”
Are all gone forever now.
Time is of the essence, my girl,
I wish you understood how.
Every single choice made by you
Has predetermined the future;
Wasted time on lost causes and people
Time that could have been nurtured.
Wild and careless actions and lifestyles
Give only certain outcomes;
Mostly nothing great or even good
But most leaving you numb.
If only the worried you have today
Would be as small as back then;
You could run through your yesterdays
And finally feel free again.
Some tragic and painful
Leaving you restless with fright;
Begging and pleading on your knees,
“God, please let my baby survive.”
Such things of the past
You could have never foreseen;
But just know that no matter what.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
This life, this battle, it’s all yours;
Stand up and give it a good fight;
But just know, win or lose;
You will turn out alright.
You will face many challenges,
And obstacles, at best;
But remember young girl,
This life is only a test.
We know it is written in the Good Book,
That we will all perish someday.
Pray and stay thankful and positive;
Never loosing hope and have faith.
Remember the ones who have stuck with you
Through all the tough times;
Love a lot, laugh endlessly, be passionate;
Remember this time is mine.
Written to Jessica Gaspard the younger, unmarried, no children girl from Jessica Guillory; the married woman with a daughter who fights CHD.
Sometimes life seems so empty and painful in our younger years but we have no clue what real fear and pain is until we face our adult self. -Jessica Guillory
Written by: Jessica Guillory
Friday, August 4, 2017