People can be harsh
The moment you decide to open your heart
your mind
your thoughts for them
They let you go
and then you spend another lifetime trying to shut your heart
your mind
your thoughts
from everybody
thinking that what you've done is wrong
when in fact what you have done is one of the most humane things you can do.

It takes so much courage to learn how to open up your heart
your mind
and your thoughts
and so little to decide to shut off once again ...


Always be gentle
to those who open
their hearts
their minds
their thoughts for you.