If I Had A Boy
If I had a boy, I'd say to him "Son,
be fair and square in the race you must run
be game if you loose, be meek if you win,
be better and nobler than I have ever been,
be honest and fearless in all that you do
and honor the name I have given to you."
If I had a boy, I would want him to know
we reap in this life just about what we sow
And we get what we earn be it little or great
Regardless of luck and regardless of fate,
I'd teach him and show him the best that I could,
That it pays to be honest and upright and good.
I would make him a pal and a partner of mine,
And show him the things of this world that are fine,
I would show him the things that are wicked and bad,
For I figure this knowledge should come from his Dad,
I'd walk with him, talk with him, play with him too,
And in all of my promises strive to be true.
We would grow up together and I'd be a boy,
And share in his troubles, and share in his joys,
We would work out our problems together and then,
We would lay out our plans when we both would be men,
And oh, what a wonderful joy it would be,
No pleasure in life could be greater to me.
PRINT: 8.5 x 11
Archival Paper & Ink
Acid Free Backing and Sleeve, Artist Bio
Calligrapher: Holly V. Monroe