Dear Miro (age 15)

20 Dec

Dear Miro (age 15)

Hi there, Miro, how are you?
It’s me in twenty years
I thought I’d take a moment to
Send you my thoughts and cheers

Never fret, I’m not here to
Attempt to set you straight
I know at your young age how much
Advice does irritate

I wanted just to let you know
You will end up okay
There is no need to worry ‘cause
You will endure the fray

Every single challenge that
You will be forced to face
Will be survived and each time it
Will help build up your grace

I will not try to convince you
That problems should be met
With vigor and with gratitude
Instead of angst and fret

In time you will see for yourself
As you see your strength build
You’ll come to recognize those tests
As ways to feel fulfilled

Maintain your courage and your faith
And don’t forget respect
Pay no mind to what they say
And keep your ego checked

Never let the selfishness
And cruelty of one
Cause you to condemn the rest
And a new person shun

Keep in mind your enemies
Are just cowardly friends
Who have not yet found their courage
To go against the trends

Continue to say “I love you”
To all your family
You know that even though sometimes
You may not all agree

The ones who share your blood will always
Be there by your side
Your gratitude and love for them
Is something you can’t hide

And do not fret when you get hurt
By those who break your heart
You know full well that good things don’t
Have the easiest start

And if I may offer just one
Tiny bit of advice:
When you meet a tall brunette
Who’s beautiful and nice

Put a ring on her finger
The next chance that you get
It is without a doubt the smartest
Thing that you’ve done yet

Good luck, young warrior

                                          ~Miro (35)

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12 Responses to “Dear Miro (age 15)”

  1. Sunshine December 21, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    Beautiful.

  2. Anastasia December 21, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    Love it!

  3. Clare Flourish December 21, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    There is a certain amount of advice in that poem. Courage, faith, respect- yes, like it.

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 21, 2011 at 7:46 am #

      Yes, I guess I snuck some in there. You have to know how to speak to your brash, younger self. 🙂
      Thanks for reading.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  4. mysterycoach December 21, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Merry Christmas you two 🙂

  5. granbee December 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Warrior, how wonderful to see that 15 year old so happy! Love the way you talk in verse to that young gentleman! The following is my favorite part:
    “Never let the selfishness
    And cruelty of one
    Cause you to condemn the rest
    And a new person shun”

    I see senior citizens in this small Southern town who still have not learned this vital lesson for happiness in this life!

  6. Nandini December 23, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    🙂 Lovely. Full of experience and wisdom. 🙂

  7. zendictive December 26, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    bows (~_~) humble
    unity… a grand way to live

  8. Erin McNaughton March 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    This is so sweet – I love how you’ve approached the idea of “giving advice”.

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