When the world offers nothing but lacerations?
Be a, “Knife,” a knife cannot cut itself,
When the fires of Hell are your perturbations?
Be a, “Flame,” a flame cannot burn itself,
When the vitriol of others threatens to consume you?
Be a, “Mouth,” a mouth cannot eat itself,
When the icy waters of isolation threaten to drown you,
Be, “Water,” water cannot drown itself,
But most importantly be an, “Ear,”
An ear can hear the beating of your own heart as well as others,
Be a, “Shoulder,” and offer it to be cried upon by your sisters and brothers,
Be a, “Rock.” Though true enough, even this will erode in time,
Be patient, be forgiving, be a friend, be kind,
And hold love in your heart, it is the only true eternal thing,
It will last beyond life’s trials, pain and suffering,
Beyond the cuts, smothered breaths and blisters from the burning pyre,
Let love heal your wounds and shield you from the fire.