Becoming a man is much more than I can say,
And it surely doesn't happen in a moment or a day.
I think it begins while he is still young,
When he revels in his oneness and in God.
When he beholds nature, not just laid at his feet,
But as a part of himself that makes him complete.
When he feels a sense of courage deep inside,
And his actions carry with them a sense of pride.
Becoming unselfish is a big step, too.
Feel empathy for others and never ridicule.
Be strong in your convictions, but admit when you're wrong,
Be honest and forthright and sing your own song!
It's a long, long road to manhood, my son,
And I can see that you have already begun.
And though you will journey both far and wide,
Your Mom will always be here, filled with love and pride!