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When My Son Became a Man

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When My Son Became a Man

When My Son Became a Man

Now that you're twelve I would just like to say
Your whole future my son will be forged from today
I would really like you to be prepared for tomorrow
So you never have to look back upon your life with sorrow
And what I tell you right now may someday help you enhance
All of the outcomes in life when you must take a chance
So come sit with me and we'll share a chat by the fire
You can tell me all the things out of life you desire
What is it you hope this life will turn out to be
Let us talk of your future and what you foresee
What will you do when you go out on your own
Will you be starting a family or just living alone
Do you have any plans like will you have a career
Or are you just going to labor for year after year
I know that this is a big bite to chew on as a kid
But I would like you to go farther than I ever did
And I know that you’re smart I just can't help but to worry
Cause I know just how life can sneak up on you in a hurry
When you start making choices you have options galore
Every one that you make will just keep bringing you more
And when you choose poorly you'll find you just shut a door
And once it's closed you'll never know what was in store
You need to think through every choice that you make
Cause some day you'll regret almost every mistake

By: Jeremy Siedlecki

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