Lance LandallWill You Please Think Again
Poetry by Lance Landall
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Will You Please Think Again
Poetry by Lance Landall

No oneís problem is quite the same, even if it be so in name, For many forms, and various strengths, simply make it not the same. Yes, complexities within each mind, and within our bodies too, Come tailor-made in so many ways, that make me, me, and not you.

Thus, what may well be short for you, for another may well be long, Or what effects a cure in you, for another soul could be wrong. And for some folk it's a battle that persists throughout all their days, While for many other people, it's simply just a passing phase.

Yes, for some it is just the blues, while for others itís darkest night, Thus, many can see a rainbow, but to others, there seems no light. Therefore, judging their experience as being just the same as your own, May make their struggle much harder, and leave them feeling more alone.

You may think that you have the answer, but in fact, you may be wrong, For although the tune may seem the same, does every same note belong? You see, though an apple's an apple, not all apples taste the same, And therefore, our opinions are often best kept where they canít maim.

If you think that itís self-pity that is keeping them where theyíre at, They can tell you very clearly that their sufferingís not worth that! There are always those who think they've the answers to another's woe, But could they be that very person, soon their words would cease to flow.

One day it might surprise you if affliction that's the same as theirs Suddenly right out of nowhere in your much brighter life appears. And therefore, it really doesnít pay to boost anotherís aching By some wrong word or action, thinking that itís of their own making.

If they were you, it may well be so, that some changes could be made, But as theyíre not, please donít burden them with those things that they can't trade, For often they would swap (if they could) their life and circumstances, But such folk well know that such thinking so, simply just romances.

Itís true that some people must accept a certain degree of blame For the state that engulfs them now, and the trouble that shortly came. However, though that be the case, the results can be excessive, And sometimes the hardness others display, makes their plight progressive.

Many folk do the best that they can, which is all that one can do, And although it may be less than you, such you shouldn't misconstrue, For any wrongful expectations will just fuel their daily pain, And even cause their steps to falter, or remaining hope to drain.

Although you may not understand, you can still show them that you care, Via an arm around their shoulder, so that theyíll feel your presence near. And sometimes itís not words they're wanting, but love expressed in motion, Which often does these folk far more good, such being the needed potion.

Genuine love is not selective, and certainly doesnít feign, And though frustrated or rejected, its persistence doesn't wane, Thus, even when the one that it's helping it doesn't understand, It sets aside its misgivings and just gives them a helping hand.

And remember that the one whoís helped, could have others in their care, Thus, through aiding such a one, you may well answer another's prayer. Yes, life is really just a circle, and a circle has a way Of blessing all those who take time to help someone who canít repay.

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