I'm long convinced we do not "make men out of boys." Instead, we make boys and, with time, they become men. Watching my son and daughter-in-law raising my two grandsons inspired these lines.
A man-child's born; we're blest today.
So pour the wine and celebrate.
Then let us dance the night away;
'Til solid walls reverberate.
The task, for us, is clearly set:
This boy must now become a man.
And when the task is fully met
He'll be a stalwart of the clan.
A gentleman, refined, he'll be,
Displaying elan, poise, and grace.
An amalgam of two families he,
With proud heritage to trace.
We'll give him strength, and courage too.
He'll conquer all constraints and then
Success will know no Waterloo.
And he'll stand tall . . . rarest of men.
But can we mold this clay at all?
. . . .For are not men, but boys grown tall?
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|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Poet, as a father and grandfather this poetic feast was a full meal delivered with all the trimmings. Thank you for sharing it. Take good care and be well.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Gotta love it, but getting seriously, I do believe that boys need ?tending" in the ways and wheretofore of life in order to make decisions later that will not reach out and bite him. Then, hell, on the other hand, you are probably more right than I am. Good poem.|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Loved this, beautiful and wise thoughts!
|Reviewed by Anita Shaw
|Yep, that's the way it is! Beautifully said!|
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|You do the best you can. You can do no more. Bill Murray|
|Reviewed by Amanda Fousek
|Very good! Very true thoughts as well. Nice work.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|outstanding write; so enjoyed this! :D (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn.|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Congratulations! This is the beginning to the next stage of life for you all. Wonderful write indeed!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)