Seek influence from a positive source,
don’t run into the first set of
open arms that smiles your way.
Stay alert! You’ll know when something is
detrimental to your mental health;
you’ll recognize when you need to walk away.
Even if you’re naïve, there’ll still be signs,
don’t get caught up in careless activities
just to keep your mind off the dysfunction
going on at home.
An unpleasant crowd doesn’t care if you
live or die in the streets, you’ll just be
another victim; another statistic;
another number checked off someone’s
forgotten list; it’s not worth throwing
your life away for a season.