1. When friends and lovers walk with you to run when battles come, when bridges only hold you up when you're a scrawny one, Why bother? It's better to walk the earth alone, Best get on a raft and wish all the weak begone. 2. If you should get a confidant, that blabs when you fall out, If you put money in the bank, but can't take money out, you better be quiet around the chatterbox, Invest in a safe and purchase a couple locks. 3. More prized than wealth and jewelry is some constancy of thought, not like fresh meat exposed to heat that in a second rots, but more like good seeds dug into the fertile ground, that with years an orchard can in that place be found.