It’s my youngest son’s 29th Birthday today,
And as I did for my daughter on her 21st birthday
five years ago, on his 25th birthday, I wrote him a poem.
My child My Pride
And so you are a man, my son
And do such things as men might do
Yet still you are my child, my son
And I will protect you!
And though you’ve grown, so tall so strong
With hands that make mine small
I’ll still hold them in my own
And help you when you fall
And through the years I watched you grow
From child, to boy, to man
For me you’re still my child my son
And I’ll help you all I can!
If at my end I can look back
And know how hard you tried
To be the man you are today
my child, my son, my pride!
And now I have to let you go
you give the love I’ve cherished so
To someone who will hold you near
And keep you safe …. as I have dear!
and daughter, Megan