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A MAN WITH INTEGRITY

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Something all parents experience with there kids at one time or another that leaves us digging for answers why.

Why must my son constantly test his mom and me
Can't he see all the trust he loses
In our ability to foresee what his future could be
When he has no problem looking us in the eyes
To tell his despicable lies
When it just makes us want to cry 
Looking for answers why

When it gets away from our ability to see
The man that his mom and I have raised him up to be
A man with integrity who is able to keep his promise
To never lie to always reach for the sky
We taught him that anything in life worth having
Requires him to be straight with others
So he doesn't always have to run for cover

In spite of your lies that jeopardize
So many things you do not realize
Because when you learn to disguise the truth
That compromise your future
On which you have to rely
To be able to get by

We are here to advise not criticize
Life is not about the lies
To that, your mom and I can testify
We would like to summarize
You will never see life's highest high's
It will only advertise 
You're a man who is about the lies

Where few can sympathize
It will only capsize all your hopes and dreams
That fills your life with the sunlight
That holds you upright in Gods light
Putting your life in flight
Allowing you to become a man with integrity

That everyone can see 
Who we brought you up to be
So please don't ever lie to anybody
If you want your life to be happy and free
Because people will show you respect
From what reflects from your eyes, 
Not your dirty little lies 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/16/2018 11:31:00 AM
A beautiful message for all youths. As parents we have experienced this in some form and can relate to. The good news is that they do turn around as they grow well beyond the teen years. All the best, jack.
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Date: 5/16/2018 11:42:00 AM
Thank you for your compliment and your uplifting message about they do change with time for its still an ongoing issue that That is never easy to deal with.JACK2
Date: 5/15/2018 8:34:00 PM
I know many parents would love their son (or daughter) to come across this piece by "accident" and ponder its words. Very well written in rhyme. I like the monorhyme in S. 4. Worth reading more than once., more than twice.
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Date: 5/15/2018 10:40:00 PM
Thank you very much for your very sincere compliment I appreciate the feedback about this poem that I know so many parents struggle with. Have a wonderful evening. Jack2