Mifa words

Rookie - 10 Points (30 july / nigeria)

Letter To A Son (Part III)


My son...
Love what you do, but prefer what you love.
Make compromises, but know when enough is enough.
Be married to the truth, but be acquainted with subterfuge;
Because life is everything, and even lies have their use.
No one is superhuman, so don't put on the outfit;
But everyone needs a hero; someone just like them, but with a little more wits.
Find inner peace within you, wherever it may be
For the calm and peace in you is what reflects for others to see.
Be your brothers keeper, but let him hold the keys;
For we're duty bound to no one, and whatever will be, will be.
I won't force you to believe in God, or in anything,
But rest assured he exists, even if he doesn't, believing alone is something.
To some, it's everything. So take caution on how you speak,
Don't be blinded-shut by your principles, and then trample on the weak.
If possible, keep your faith-debates in the solace of your mind,
Talk little of it; what is not known now, would be known in time.

...Sleep calls on your dear father, son.
My friendship with strength has withered for long.
But take care, be strong...
...From your dear father, son long.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Letter To A Son (Part III) by Mifa words )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Los heraldos negros, Cesar Vallejo
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes, Billy Collins
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In.., Billy Collins
  9. Forgetfulness, Billy Collins
  10. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. My life, Mario,Lucien,Rene Odekerken
  2. Don't leave me cozied-up homely, Mark Heathcote
  3. If You Were Here Today, Serena Blackinton
  4. Uncle Trevor's Solution, rohan bendre
  5. Trapped Inside, Pamela Carroll
  6. Two Green Points: Art Print by Wassily K.., Frank Avon
  7. Winter Twilight Haiku, Chenou Liu
  8. The Season of His Birth, Frank Avon
  9. The Man Who Cut His Left Leg, Sergi Dutronc
  10. Back agin, Rodney R. Cooper
[Hata Bildir]