Memo to a Troubled Soul

Some words of reassurance I wrote not long after graduating high school.

Young and amicable wanderer,
you are filled with many feelings and thoughts that are troubling you.
I ask that you listen for a moment,
and realize where you stumble in mind.

Do not be afraid, young and amicable wanderer!
While ahead of you lies uncertainty,
a tribulation innumerable from here and beyond,
you've only just begun.

Do not be sad, young and amicable wanderer!
You may not always succeed or even hold on,
but have you ever truly been lost or alone?
Bask in your present convenience.

Do not be angry, young and amicable wanderer!
I understand you are frustrated, who on this earth is without problems?
You will accomplish nothing in mere annoyance,
remember your capabilities instead.

Do not be foolish, young and amicable wanderer!
You have erred before, and you will err again, but strive not to err,
for a misjudgment too foul will seal an unpleasant end,
so think instead and be wise.

Young and amicable wanderer,
you are filled with many feelings and thoughts that have troubled you.
I ask only that you put aside negativity,
and instead you open your arms and heart for the better that is to come.

The End

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