The foolishnes of being young

I never thought before I jumped.
Never allowed fear judge who I can ever be.
I was never scared to drown.
Courageous enough to never close my eyes.
This the pleasure of being young.
You can leap into space, moon walk through life,
Fall down and come back up.
The night was never dark enough.

I heard elders say don't look down.
I did, I was chasing after the rush.
Always went in heard first.
Always ready for a fight.
A few bruises and scars to prove I'm right.
I had to hold up my side.
One more glass, endless party nights.
Told myself if I'm to take flight.
I should be ready to fall, if I'm to ever get it right.
Now time has changed it all.

I wish I listened when I was told don't look down.
Now it's too late to undo what's done.
I wish I had read the warning signs.
Maybe I would have had peace of mind,
And made a few choices with open sight.

I never thought before I jumped.
I never thought that I would drown.
Courage closed my eyes.
This is the foolishness of being young.

Written by poetOftragedy
Author's Note
with time surely comes grace.
the older you get you start to realize some foolish choices you made when you were young
and now you have to live with the aftermaths
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