It’s dangerous to tell someone,
“You are okay the way you are,”
Especially around the time
They’re bleeding through reopened scars.
Of course, they aren’t okay then.
And if they are, it’s bloody grim.
“If this is it, I’m kinda shit.
I’m worse than you. I’m worse than him.”
The thing they really need to hear,
“You’ve got a lengthy way to go.
So better crawl some baby steps
If spine will take some time to grow.”
Of course, they’ll curse your arrogance,
And call you names – “Insensitive!” –
But deep inside they know you’re right,
They know this ain’t the way to live.