Dear Son,

by SprinklinThoughts

Dear Son,

Regarding our last conversation…

winning is important, yes
yet it is a small thing compared to honor
and what is honor next to compassion

strength is important when we are young
but there is also strength of spirit,
character, integrity, and will

concepts such as those above
with wisdom, courage, duty, service
are signposts along all paths

it is not for me to tell you
how to define and radiate these
for that is part of each life’s why and way

yet it may be good to mention these
for you to think about
or meditate upon

they will help guide you
to keep you upon your right path
and to your goal, which is profound

as with your friends you’ve already learned
trust, loyalty, and performance count
yet in all groups of men these can be found

though the system feeds on money, pain, and blood
there are many people stuck within and around
who cherish life, good service, even fun

in the end it is you who decide
how to live, how to love, who to be,
how much you’ll let the above apply

in the end, life is short
so work, play, explore, create
live your life freely and honorably

remember, solitude a necessity is
do take time to be still
for without and within can be found the Divine

with Love,
dad

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