Tuesday, November 30, 2010

To My Dear Little Son

I chided you today, my dear little son
So that I can see your life's ladder glow
And reap happiness and success as you grow
And be a better man, a father worthy of a son

I chided you today, my dear little son
Not because I expect you to know everything
But because in everything lies your life's success
You can't afford but make fewer mistakes as you grow

I chided you today, my dear little son
Not because you are not worthy of my love
but because life is not a bed of roses
You got to stand and tell the world, you are worthy of a place

I chided you today, my dear little son
Not because I love to see you cry
But because in tears, you will see the message clear
You got to act fast, life is not long enough

I chided you today, my dear little son
Not because I want to show you that I am your boss
But because I want to let you know that I am your partner true
I will stand out if you do and I will fall if you don't

I chided you today, my dear little son
With heaps of pain hidden beneath
So that in life, you do not repent like many a dozen souls
And that I can retire with a sigh, a sigh of deep satisfaction

And if you will, my dear little son
Stand by my side, when I am sick and old,
For life is like a cycle, I have played my part,
And sooner or later, you will have to but play your part!

4 comments:

  1. BRAVO...!!!!!!!!!!!
    simply beautiful...
    all children need to read this..
    beautiful..
    so sad zhi will have to wait for few more yrs to read & understand...

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  2. It touched me deep inside. I wish to read this to my students one day soon, because I chide them often...and want to paste it on the wall near my son's bed because I chide him often too...

    You are a poet I was long waiting to read. Please join WAB @ www.writersofbhutan.com to share your gift.

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  3. Hey! You are the proudest father. I think your son will be also great like you. I love this poem so much!

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