A Father to His Son



Watch your ways my son
 Be careful not to fall
 Listen to your heart
 Only you can hear it call

 Now, I'm not always right
 But I'll never steer you wrong
 And those going to hell
 Will want to bring you along

 But listen to me boy
 And listen to me clear
 There's nothing in this world
 That you should ever fear

 For fear leads men to hate
 And hate leads men to kill
 Because when evil gets a taste
 It will never have its fill

 Now this one thing I know
 There are many nets to cast
 But in this wicked world
 Love is all we have

 So give more than you take
 And take only what you need
 You will starve your appetite
 If you feed it with your greed

 And don't judge what is broken
 My son, you are broken too
 You see, lives are all just pieces
 Find the ones that fit in you
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Submitted on October 31, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB CDXD XEFE XGXG XXFX XHCH AIXI
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 753
Words 158
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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