If you listen you will hear
the voices of your soul
speaking softly in your ear
of inner wealth untold.
If you seek so shall you find
that the thing you most desire,
that precious gift called “peace of mind”
and all that it inspires.
I’m telling you these things, my son
so someday you’ll understand,
how when everything is said and done
to still remain a man.
Be master of your temper
and never let it master you.
And always, son, remember
“to thine ownself be true”
And when peole talk about you
and your so-called friends foresake you,
when your loved ones even doubt you,
and your darkest fears overtake you;
endure what life may bring you,
though painful it may seem,
and when there’s no one left to cling to,
cling tightly to your dream.
And never let your teardrops fall
when others cause you hurt,
learn to walk both proud and tall
though some may think you less than dirt.
Remember all these things, my son,
and someday you’ll understand
that the greatest thing a man can be,
is to truly be a MAN.
by Stanley Germain, Jr.
Los Angeles CA