My Son, Listen to My Words of Wisdom


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My son, there are a few things you ought to know,

First off, don’t eat the yellow snow,

When a girl tells you she likes you as a friend,

She means, adios, goodbye, the end,

The tongue has the power of life and death,

Say something nice, or save your breath,

When you think you know something, speak out,

Listen and look wise, when in doubt,

Son, life has no easy answers on how to be smart,

Being always observant is quite an art,

If you look at the friends who surround you,

Your own character comes into view,

When people are angry, listen to what they say,

For what they believe is true will come your way,

Now for the things that can make you better,

Hold these truths close right to the letter,

If you hold anger inside and don’t turn it loose,

It won’t be long before you stew in your own juice,

In colloquial terms, you have to dig,

If you stir a stink, it only gets big,

If you’re knee high in clover you’re doing well,

You’ve hit pay dirt as time will tell,

If you’ve got it made in the shade,

You have no worries, your fortune is made,

The best things in life are not gold or shiny rings,

Love, respect, and honor, are what happiness brings,

Be a person of action, be a person of thought,

Keep out of trouble and do what you ought,

You are wise when you know others and what they say or do,

You are wiser yet, when you really understand you,

My son, I’ll tell you a secret, don’t ever get old,

It’s only for the tough, the simple, and those who are bold,

Now for the real things you asked me about,

The differences between sexes that you have doubts,

If you think you understand women you’re in danger,

The simple truth? Men are strange, women are stranger,

Know that women think differently than a man,

You’ll always be wrong if you don’t understand,

If you ever think you’re perfect, it’s time for a wife,

She’ll love you and correct you the rest of your life,

Men want women to stay the same always,

Women want men to be different every day,

Women can’t keep secrets, you should know that,

If you have a secret to keep, keep it under your hat,

Love builds bridges across unchartered lands,

Everyone is richer, no matter which side you stand,

Love can be magical when your heart it does claim,

Love also can be an illusion that you’ll never tame,

Love takes normal things and dims the light,

You won’t see faults and everything looks right,

A beautiful woman? If you wish to be wise too,

A beautiful woman is the one who loves you,

The best thing in life I hope you soon learn,

Is to love completely and be loved in return.

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About danroberson

I celebrate life. I'm looking for new parades to lead, or to follow. I'm alone, and now a published author, and trying to stay on my chosen path. I have no anchor to hold me down and I'm ready to rid myself of possessions that impede progress. I want my imagination to soar. I'm open to learning about new worlds, new countries and languages, and different ways to look at things I thought I knew. Every day is a bonus day and I look forward to the challenges it brings. I'm finding out that technology is fast and getting faster and there is much information that I need to learn.

16 responses to “My Son, Listen to My Words of Wisdom”

  1. Cindy Holman says :

    This is great! Did you write this? I stumbled on to your blog because a pingback for one of my articles came to me today for approval for this article of yours – I’m glad it did! Great blog!

    Blessings!

    Cindy

  2. belladonna23 says :

    those last two lines remind me of “Nature Boy” by Nat King Cole. sweet poem, i really liked it (:

    • danroberson says :

      Now I’ll have to read the poem again now that you’ve shared “Nature Boy”. Thank you for commenting.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  3. Aleza says :

    Some great advice and really fun to read! Well done! Adios, goodbye (hehe, but I will be back)

  4. Sam says :

    Dan… this is beyond true I am gonna keep it as a reference…True words my friend very true…

  5. thingy says :

    Funny and sweet and wise.

    “Men are strange, women are stranger.” LOL.

    • danroberson says :

      Stepping on a few toes while dancing around with words.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  6. Jingle says :

    men strange, women stranger…?

    maybe yes, these are hard topics, you managed well…
    Happy Potluck!
    A++

    • danroberson says :

      Not so hard, just fun, and some wisdom was just to stir a little controversy and thought.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  7. Luke Prater says :

    Wise words. Good poem, I like.

    Luke

  8. kolembo says :

    Whey! Moulin rouge! Hi Dan, thanks for the words! Big grin!

    • danroberson says :

      Always words for you and some of them worthwhile.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  9. Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved says :

    I love the whole wise poem, especially the end. But I did get a chuckle out of “don’t eat the yellow snow!” You’re too funny sometimes, Dan. Poem on…

    • danroberson says :

      I overheard my neighbor telling his daughter that fresh snow was delicious but “Don’t eat the yellow snow!” and the poem was born.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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