I wish I knew that happiness is fleeting,
That a smile can change the course of your day,
And give hope when darkness sets in.
I wish I knew that life is fragile,
Like a delicate rose amongst the chaos,
It must be cherished and protected.
I wish I knew about inner strength,
That rises above the tears and sorrow,
And always hopes for better days,
I wish I knew that sadness comes in waves,
The highs and the lows
Feel endless when you're in pain.
I wish I knew that the simple things,
Will make your soul content,
And light up every star in your sky.
I wish I knew that beauty is not defined,
Perfection is an illusion,
That we create in our minds.
I wish I knew that the greatest love,
Takes place deep inside your heart,
And can heal your aching wounds,
Beyond all reason.
I wish I knew that real friends stay,
No matter what,
They never leave your side.
I wish I knew that success,
Holds less power than kindness,
And that words,
Can build a world or break it down.
I wish I knew how a beautiful
Sunrise could lift your spirit,
And allow sunset to be your guide.
I wish I knew more about life.