If I could go back and talk to my 8 year old self
Would I warn her of the struggles she has yet to face
Or would I let her experience life as it comes so it's a fair race.
Should the beauty of curiosity take over this time
Or save her from the faults I made in my prime.
Could I spill all my secrets to that innocent child
Or just tell her the good things and watched as she smiled.
Ten years have passed and I've made my mistakes
I've been through a lot and for her, my heart aches.
Knowing what she has yet to endure
Little 8 year old me was so absolved and pure.
A warning to her could alter tomorrow
Save her from great amounts of pain and sorrow.
The lessons I've learned are worth more than gold
But should my 8 year old self have to become so heartless and cold?