If only you listened

Although this poem was written to a “…friend who got lost in the labyrinth of life” I’m sure there are many parents out there who will recognise Oladewalaura’s sadness.

Oladewalaura

If only you listened when I said you should go to school;education is the grassroot of success.

If only you listened when I told you that you shouldn’t steal; there’s no alternative to hard work

If only you listened when I said you should surround yourself with like minded people; they are the ones that dream bigger than you do.

If only you listened when I said you should go out of your comfort zone; life isn’t a fairytale

If only you listened when I said you should train your brain by reading books; reading keeps your brain alive

If only you listened when I said you should be kind; kindness is like a basket ball, it bounces back

If only you listened when I said you should always have respect; too much respect doesn’t have a side effect

If only you listened when I said you should not give…

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4 thoughts on “If only you listened

  1. I love it. If only I listened to my wiser self, too, when I was younger. Was just thinking today that so much of life is learned in the doing, not the advice from others. I try to remember this with my teenagers and my students. And with ME! Thanks. (Found you through Louis)

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