You Gotta Play

Being single mom can be a little risky
Having 3 sons makes it even more tricky
Try your hand at raising a man
Guide on the side is my stand

Like all parents I spew lots of words
Ask them to tell you what they heard
If they listened well, they will say
Mom said if you want to win you have to play.

If you want to grow you have to learn
Knowledge is power, feel the burn.

If you want to receive you have to give
Being gracious is the way to live.

If you want to succeed you have to earn
Respect not money you should yearn.

If you want to be happy you have to love
On the list of intangibles there’s nothing above.

Posted as comment at:  http://thepoetryquestion.com/2013/07/30/the-daily-prompt-july-30th

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