I could see your due wisdom
Transcending your physical age
As you spoke these words to me:
“You must learn to be with yourself
Before you can care for another.”
I wish I had known in that moment
That you were right all along
So I wouldn’t have had to endure
All of the trials, errors, and pain
That accompanies self-actualization.
But I now understand the reasons
Why you had tried so diligently
To keep my weakened, battered mind
From crumbling into the ashes of defeat.
It is because it is who you are.
A selfless, caring, and genuine
Human being who cares for the
Well-being of the ones you love
More than any of us rightfully deserve.