This Was A MistakeIf a man never smiles, maybe he'll never frown.This Was A Mistake7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
If a man never trusts, then he'll ne'er be let down.
His heart cannot falter if he's taken it out.
If he speaks not a word, then he never will shout.
A man cannot cry if he has no more tears.
A man cannot hate if he has no more fears.
He cannot feel cold if he has no more skin.
He cannot take blame if he has no more sin.
By closing his eyes he is free of distraction.
By closing his mind he is free of attraction.
Choose not to rejoice, and he'll never regret.
Choose not to remember, he'll never forget.
A man cannot die should he choose not to live.
Cannot be abused should he choose not to give.
Cannot be mistaken with nothing to take.
His joy can't be real if his pain isn't fake.
If a man never sleeps, then he need not awake.
If there's nothing to fix, then there's nothing to break.
If he makes not a choice, then he'll never choose wrong.
If he gives not his voice, then he'll ruin not a song.
He will never get lost if he just stays inside.