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A Dad's Resolve

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A Dad's Resolve

“When I grow up”
The youngster said,
“I want to be
Just like Dad.”

When Dad heard this,
His mind was glad.
At the same time though,
His heart was sad.

The joy within
His feeble mind,
Changed quickly to thoughts
Of a different kind.

“I guess it is time,”
He said to himself,
“To put some things
On a far away shelf.”

by: Dr. Jim Martin

“If he is to be
Just like me,
Then I from vice
Must be set free.”

“As he observes
The life I live,
All things decent
To him I will give!”

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  1. Date: 4/24/2014 9:18:00 PM
    Dr. Jim.. You always make us think! Great win!!

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 4/24/2014 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dave!!I appreciate your comments...Jim
  1. Date: 4/24/2014 9:42:00 AM
    Very apt perspective. Congratulations on the win, Dr. Jim

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 4/24/2014 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr. Ram! Glad you liked it...Jim
  1. Date: 4/24/2014 9:26:00 AM
    Great message, makes me think of the Cat and the cradle. Congratulations.

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 4/24/2014 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard!! Glad you liked it...Jim
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 11:49:00 PM
    Congrats Dr Jim... XOXO....PD

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 4/24/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks D!! Appreciate your support...Jim
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 11:19:00 PM
    All children need a good role model to look up to. A great message in this poem, Jim! Congrats on your win in my contest!

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 4/24/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly Glad you liked it...im