Black Poetry : Poem for a Son

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Son, I can’t tell you how to be a man
    It’s a complicated thing
    Sometime I don’t quite understand
    And even though you’re only two
    Here is what I vow to do

    As you grow up I’ll be an example
    Of all I think is good and right
    You’ll know who I am
    I’ll be the one who tucks you in at night

    I’ll work to provide a home for you
    Be supportive in all you do
    Be the man that you look up to
    You’ll never have a problem
    I won’t help you get through

    You’ll watch me treat your mother with kindness
    You’ll see that strength truly comes from the heart
    I’ll teach you how to never, ever give up
    You’ll learn how success is set up from the start

    You’ll learn that respecting others is key
    Self- respect you’ll learn from me
    You can cry whenever you want, I won’t mind
    Soft is a feather
    Not a man who is kind

    And when that special girl comes along
    I’ll teach you how to sing a love song
    Teach you how to treat a lady
    So much of life you must quickly learn
    I’ll talk to you about the fire
    That within you will burn

    When you are right never back down
    Admit when you are wrong
    Do so without a frown
    I love you son
    I’ll do whatever I can
    To help you grow
    Into a wise and proud Black Man

    BE
     
  2. adefinitediva

    adefinitediva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I almost cried. It would be awesome if more men were to step up to the plate and be men, thus teaching their sons how to be men. I really like this one . . . scribe anotha like this!

    One . . .
     
  3. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is beautiful. And my boys will be blessed by this kind of love and support, in the end.

    Wow... P

    Shade :heart:
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Heartbeat...

    I'm always proud of a black man
    who acknowledges his own and
    becomes involved in his child's life
    mind, body and soul...I love this piece...
    thanx for sharing


    Epiphany :heart:
     
  5. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you very much.
    BE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man to be a daddy is nothing but!
    to be a Father is awesome.....that u r my brutha
    da FATHER & SON love ......u make me think of my
    boyz and what i'm trying to teach them daily....thankz 4 dis
     
  7. blackfox

    blackfox Active Member MEMBER

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    Tight Piece!

    Man you have to take care of whats yours my kids are everything to me. They are an extension of me POINT BLANK.

    blackfox
     
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