It scares me.
The limits and bounds I’d go for the ones I love
Without even thinking of
If they’d do it for me too.
It really does scare me when I think of what
I’m willing to do for you
Provided I don’t get arrested or anything like that,
No you don’t.
I don’t expect you to.
See, I was born with a heart – a big one at that –
Maybe too big – way too big
But that’s that.
I was born with a heart to love and a heart to make sure
That even when I don’t want to smile, I will
Because someone will see that smile and they’ll feel good inside.
I’m not idealistic – well, maybe only a bit
But I’d rather go around smiling foolishly instead of trying to bury myself
In a muddy pit of self-pity and sorrow
That’ll probably be gone tomorrow.
I’d rather put my heart on my sleeve and have open arms for those
Who grieve and those who have lost their hope.
I want to be that one who throws the rope that they’ll grab onto and
Float towards civilization from that deep blue sea of
Confusion, sadness and uncertainty.
I love to make my loved ones smile, it means the world to me when
That happiness lasts for a very long while
Because while they smile I know that whatever was bringing them down
Won’t come back to revive that frown.
No not on my watch. Not whilst I’m around.
If I see you down on the ground, best believe that I will stretch my hand
And offer it to you so you can get up and stand instead of lie
On the ground like you’re meant to die because
Right now is not the time for such. The world needs you
Way too much!
Listen to me it’s true. Why do you think there’s only one version of you?
Your DNA? Your very make-up?
So I suggest you wake up and smell whatever it is you need to smell
Coffee would be a safe one and realize that there is no one like you
That is true and you need to accept it.
Accept it and do something with the originality that has been thrust upon
Your very being in this reality of life and all of its moments.
Live in every moment you’re graced with,
Love at every chance you get,
Go about wisely though so you don’t have that many regrets but even if you do
It’s okay, because we’re not perfect
We make mistakes
Just learn from them and pick another cake in this big bakery of
Life and all its wonders.
Wonder about the world you live in, go out and explore.
I need to. Because there’s a lot more to my love for people
That I know is true.
My problem may be that I love too hard and end up with bruises on the ground.
Well to me it’s worth it, don’t ask me why.
I’m still trying to figure it out.
So please know that if you come across me I will smile and I will
Try to impart whatever this big ball of warmth in me is, on you.
I will have arms open for a hug
Teeth ready to flash a smile
An ear willing to listen and words ready to polish you up ‘til you
Glisten with the truth about you – that you are an awesome human being and
I’ll tell you that’s what I’ve seen.
It scares me that I have so much hope for the human race.
It scares me that I believe in people – even when they don’t deserve it.
Maybe I’m silly. Maybe I’m naïve.
Well let me live.
A smile a day is better than none. A laugh an hour is way better than silence.
Love over violence.
Peace over war.
It may take time for that but I know that day will I come.
I believe it. I really do.
So as for me and my big heart we’ll continue to love.
Love hard and never stop.
Not for a second.
Not a single one.