My mom frequently used this line Through the years, she'd say it all the time "Never say never" Irrespective of whatever Although, she said it so often Only recently, wisdom resurrected from the coffin I should have paid more attention Lesser things I'd learn through practical lessons But, rather late than never That's still considered clever Even worse if you never learn ever You may face consequences too severe Because life will keep repeating lessons It's okay to make mistakes and ask questions But at some point, however late, one must learn At least I, for that really yearn Life is nothing but a learning experience Fall down, get hurt; of course, there'll be grievance It's not a race to a particular destination However exotic be the location There's no fun in just getting there It's the situations that got you to prepare In this particular aspect, mom was right With age comes wisdom and foresight So, never say never Because it's not very clever Never say never Because not everything lasts forever Never say never Because you might just embark on a new endeavour Never say never Because you can't always weigh in external factors Never say never Because you may not withstand the pressure Never say never Because there's no way for you to measure Never say never Because you can't predict the future I, myself have changed so much There are some things I never thought I'd touch Up until a few years ago I naturally despised sweets and sugar I detested ice creams even as a child Certain concepts, I myself had exiled I never had anything that contained caffeine Fortunately, I'm still averse to nicotine Today, I relish my cup of tea With a side of biscuits, maybe I never ate packaged foods and hated cookies Mum gets shocked when she sees me with these I didn't even like wine Now, that's my preference all the time I was always surrounded by many people Now, I prefer my circle extremely small and simple There are things that I swore I'd never do Some barriers long ago, I broke through Many things to which I no longer conform An envoy to certain systems, but I've transformed There were beliefs I never imagined parting with Only to wilfully enter the non-negotiable labyrinth My thoughts, my attributes, my essence, and my values Things that defined me, some to accept, I now refuse Many of my habits too have changed I'm no longer the person I used to be, not the same I surprise myself with my choices everyday I never thought I'd prefer things this way I'm still growing I'm still evolving Life throws curved balls that coaxes learning And hence personality is never stable, it's constantly developing We rub shoulders with several people Some inspire us, and we follow as disciples The people you surround yourself with definitely influence That's why it's crucial to be careful while selecting your congruence So, never say 'never' Because, you never know!
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