For my small one

There will be boys, my love,
who hurt people without them realising
until it’s too late.
Boys that you think will “improve.”
And maybe ones that like driving really
really fast, in their dads new car.
Goes without saying that we avoid those.

Do not take “I Love You” for granted,
or at face value. Try not to fall in love with the way
he bites your neck.
Avoid letting anybody within a meter of you
if they have not passed the test
of meeting your mother.
(Optional.)

There will be boys that strive for you,
girls with smiles full of honesty
and friends to last.
So trust yourself, I already do.
I’m so so so proud of you.

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