A Letter: "Empathy and Age from a Village Elder”
A girl is abused, abandoned, misused
By one she innocently loved and trusted,
She’s now lost and alone but possesses such strength
Advice, like the village elder, upon me is thrusted:
Your life speaks volumes on the state of a world
That’s improved from the past but still holds many wrongs,
You carry the pain of many in your heart and memories
Like the prophet who died on the cross for the throngs.
In this modern age of technically wonderful things
The best thing you can do today is live free-
For yourself, for revenge, and for all the others
Who’ve suffered your fate and have been treated harshly.
To succeed in life is the path you must take
Which nowadays means getting a four-year degree-
At any cost (and at anything!)
To be a guiding beacon for your others to see.
To marry a nice guy who wants peace for his song
Leaving the bad in the dirt where they surely belong;
As for the Father that hurt you due to no self control
You could send him to jail, and he probably knows.
I’ve said enough, the rest is for you to decide
The last thing you should do is sit there and hide.