a path, cleared

If I gave you advice
you would not take it
as I would not

If I told you all those lessons
hard learned
bruised and tear stained
you would just brush them aside
only to hold fast to your own
pinned ribbon of woe and sorrow
pain and fear

But this I will say
and take it or leave it

you are a wonder, a creation of great worth
a beloved, well suited for your life ahead
you are strong and mighty
stand up and move forward

the path is cleared