Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gentleman........

Today you are a gentleman
I watch with love and pride
A pride that every mother feels
A solace deep inside
For in your rough and tumble ways
A gentler side exists
Glimpse of a man inside the boy
A boy that I will miss

Today you are a gentleman
Do not leave him behind
If you should love a girl someday
Will you be good and kind?
Will you treat her with respect
So she can respect you?
Will you be a gentleman
When you are twenty-two?

Today you are a gentleman
Though you are still a boy
Too soon you’re slipping from my hand
Life calls ahoy, ahoy
I must slowly let you go
Be patient, my dear son
Life happens soon enough, you know
Tomorrow you’ll be grown

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Janet Martin

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