I'll tell you 'bout my Uncle.
His name was, Uncle Fred.
When he spoke, I always listened,
to every word he said!
He was my father's brother.
They were very close, I'm told.
My Dad was killed in action,
when I was five years old!
He became my, father-figure,
when Daddy passed away.
He could not have done a better job,
I feel, obliged to say!
He shared his skills and know-how,
the most important things he knew.
He inspired me by saying,
this is what "I expect of you."
"Strive for honesty and truth, my boy,
take your time and have some fun,
savor every passing day,
make sure you walk, don't run!"
"Carefully, control your aspirations,
you'll know when things are right.
Have no regrets and don't look back,
but, keep your goals in sight!"
"It's important, that you know yourself,
your feelings and your views,
your beliefs and your convictions,
are the things that make you, you!"
"Value all your treasures,
your family, friends, and such!
If you don't, then mark my words, son,
your life, will not, amount to much!"
I have eternal gratitude,
to my Idol, Uncle Fred!
I've been able to succeed in life,
by heeding, what he said!
Uncle Fred is gone now!
He went to be with Dad.
But, he's in my heart forever,
the Best Friend, I ever had!