Idle advice- poem

What do I have to say that mother hasn’t told you already:

Do what you really want in life; there are many ways to earn money.

Don’t hurt girls, and let love come by itself.

What can I tell you that you haven’t read:

There’s a long road ahead, so count your steps one by one.

Life is too short to dwell on unhappiness.

What can I add that you haven’t learned by yourself:

Don’t give up just yet, there’s still one chance in a million,

go with the flow, upstream there are only regrets.

What advice would I give to a son:

be brave, there’s no shame in being shameless,

but never read to a girl the verse you wrote for her.

What would I say to a growing-up daughter:

don’t drink vodka with juice or strangers,

fall in love body and soul.

What would I change if I had to relive my life?

I wouldn’t be trustful in public education,

I wouldn’t waste time on shyness.

What would I do if I died tomorrow?

I’d take care of my loved ones.

I’d take care of my soul.

What would I say to the last girl that broke my heart if she called:

There’s no one like you in the world…. I hope.

Never say never, unless you mean: never again.

What would I never tell anyone:

If I killed someone or if I was a vegan.



I'm a writer born in Argentina, but currently living in Poland. I work as an English and French teacher, translator and copywriter.

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