The Man Who Raised Me

Son have a seat, I want to have a word with you.

From here until my final days, you are no longer allowed to call me dad; instead, call me “The Man.”

You must be confused so let me explain.

See son anyone can be a dad, but it takes a “man” to raise a child; specifically, a boy.

Growing up son, you will encounter many things throughout your life.

The one I want you to focus on is becoming a man.

See most of these “little boys”, don’t know what it really means to be a man.

They think having a lot of money, and getting the girls makes them a man.

How wrong they truly are, my son.

See son a man takes responsibility for the things he does.

They stop acting like a child and begin to make something of themselves.

They know not to disrespect a woman and respect them for their personality and smartness.

Not for the body, and what they do behind closed doors.

We call those little girls, but I’ll let your mother explain that one.

A man will raise not only his child but some else’s If that “little boy” can’t step up to the plate to take care of his own.

As you can see son, becoming a man is no easy journey.

You will come across many, whom will have their own interpretation as a man right or wrong,

But if you heed my advice, you’re journey into becoming a man will be a little bit easier; but still a hard journey to take.

My point here son, when you finally become a man and you see me with your friends; an old man living out the rest of his days.

You can point to me and tell them with all your pride and joy and say.

That is “The Man” who raised me.


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