Beverly Smith

My Son - Poem by Beverly Smith

My son was born with intellect, wits and the power to think
As a little boy he’d been an achiever and never overlooked a blink

Now being a young male adult he’s lost some of his motivation to succeed
He’s made some mistakes that he is now paying for because he failed to lead

He experienced the pressure of his peers to try and fit in
But he’s finding out that this choice does not win you a friend

Others have criticized him because he did not listen
They’ve turned their backs and are accusing him now they are dissing

They fail to remember once upon a time that they had to grow up too
Making mistakes getting into trouble their behinds were black and blue

I refuse to turn my back on him what if Christ did that to me
Who am I to blame with an evil heart Lord I fall upon my knees

My son grew up seeing my errors and he knew I did my best
Yet he never pointed the finger or judged me or thought of me any less

I myself have made mistakes
It took some time for me to get it straight

As I show tough love to him never once has he turned his back on me
He sees learning life the hard way is not what it’s cracked up to be

He also knows that I want the best for him
I’d jump at the chance on a whim

I can now only give to my son the love inside my heart
And trust that he will understand I don’t want him to fall apart

In the end I pray to God that he has experienced a learned lesson
And that he will change his life to do what’s right because the Lord will continue blessing

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  • Brian Dorn (4/29/2006 12:04:00 PM)

    Beverly, a beautiful poem with a wonderful message of loyalty! I can relate, I wrote a similar poem titled 'Clover.'
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

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