You’re eighteen! The world’s at your feet
Spring is behind you; summer’s right ahead…
We pray sunny days will make your life sweet,
Stay true to yourself, be never misled!
Life will change; welcome it with open arms
Priorities will shift to a new paradigm
Temptations will come, sometimes in swarms
To do well in life, you must find the time!
You must find time to better yourself always!
For truly you’re still an unfinished creation
Stay in the classroom, not in the hallways
A smarter you! Should be enough motivation!
You must find time to seek love and romance
It will delight your heart, uplift your spirit
And find time to sing and dance
But only with someone you’d share life with!
Lastly, find time to know your Maker
Have Him inside you; give your life meaning
He’ll be your shield when in peril or danger
Your comforter when your heart is bleeding!
Should you go astray in the road of life
We’ll light a beacon so you’ll find your way
We’ll welcome you home from worldly strife
A dear son you’ll always be, come what may!
© Vic A Evora

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J Ann Crowder
almost 5 years

My son is only eight. I will remember this and take your idea. Perhaps write one like this for my daughter too. Such good advice and shows your love for family.

almost 5 years

Awwe! Thanks Jenifer. Yes I am planning to write one for my daughter. Just so you know, my son is now 44 years old. This poem is about a few decades late, but we did give him the same advice when he was 18.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 5 years

What a beautiful letter to write your son, in the form of a poem,
and such good advise from a father. I know his heart must be very touched,
mine was when I read this.

almost 5 years

Thanks Charlotte

almost 5 years

And thanks for liking :)

Benjamin G. Sangalang
almost 5 years

"The letter I did not write". Good thing I wrote my son a letter to give some advice before he got married. Still the poem evokes some poignant feeling. Nice one.

almost 5 years

Thank you amigo.

Robert L. Martin
almost 5 years

A good lesson to be learned for young adults. Good poem

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