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My Boy

Dedicated to my son on his 18th birthday.

My boy!  Now all grown to a man
An icon to the rest
A man who always works so hard
And always does his best
A man who’s learnt to carry on
When all else may just fall
A man that holds his head up high
And stands up straight and tall

Content in knowing his true worth
Determined to achieve
To go that little bit further
And yet through live has weaved
Compassion, care; integrity
That seeks as much as finds
A man who’s turning 18 now
Has fortitude of mind

And so my wish for my grown boy
Is honour truth but more
To walk a path responsibly
With love; respect ensure
And go forth into adulthood
Equipped to serve and live
A citizen of world order
That takes less than he gives

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Happy Birthday

Today is my son’s 18th Birthday!  He’s a Trombonist to give background to the poem below.  Happy Birthday to him 🙂

Back in the days of ninety six
Some eighteen years ago
A gorgeous boy with deep brown eyes
Arrived post ho-ho-ho
Of Santa’s Christmas drop offs
Yet with as much good cheer
Arriving at the start of yet
Another fun New Year

Without a fuss or much to do
He breathed in frosty air
And in the silence of the night
Declared that he was there
His lungs it seemed were made for brass
So capable and great
But as a baby – oh so sweet
Such things would have to wait

Then five years hence he started out
At school from nursery done
A journey into more besides
To shine just like the sun
At nine he drew a further puff
Of breath that was to be
The dawn of his great love affair
With trombone musically

And since that day he’s not looked back
But progressed as we all know
At home, at school and further out
Just going with the flow
To play on his old sackbut slide
In chorus or alone
So raise your glass to my dear boy
And his tenor trombone

Happy Birthday

Photograph courtesy of Ed Chappell