Our Responsibility

Our Responsibility

You are a fraction of the person that you are yet to become

and already you occupy so much of my being

Put away are the years of parties with neat rum

The memories of which are fleeting

All to look out for your wellbeing


You are a fraction of the man that will mature over time

and already you take notes from your father

Even when he falters you think he sublime

To him, you are never a bother

He stands tall like an oak, your coauthor


You are a fraction of the child that will continue to bloom

and already you are bursting with wonder

But do not try to grow up too soon

For these years are yours to play with and ponder

While your father and I try not to blunder

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