A Child

Copyright ©1995 Stephan Beckner - All Rights Reserved

No matter who the child may be,
And no matter what the boast.
An understanding parent,
Is what he needs the most.

A child doesn’t need wealth or toys,
Or mansions great and tall.
Just give him your attention,
And a bit of love, that’s all.

When he comes to you for knowledge,
Don’t push him from your side.
Have a little patience with him,
Be pleased to be his guide.

Listen to his troubles,
His heartaches, trials at school.
Be firm, but teach him gently,
To live by the Golden Rule.

When years fly by, and he is grown,
You’ll surely be the one,
To hear these words sincerely said,
“I’m proud to be your son.”