On the Verge of, Boy to Man

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The climb to Manhood can be trying for Father and Son, but as long as Love is the cornerstone, all will get to where they're supposed to be...

On the Verge of

Boy to Man


Fragile is the ego, 

Self assured with boundless independence, 

Yet lacking in wisdom,

The time to move beyond childness things is now, 

Though hindrances abound. 

I’m ready for the future, though unable to support myself, 

Independence is what I seek, 

but i’m slapped at every turn, 

I do not know what I have yet to learn, 

or what more you have yet to teach, 

I sometimes fail to realize the connection that is, 

Youth can lead astray, but so too can an iron fist, 

Everyday should not be like D-Day. 

The fight for my voice is real, I Wish you could see, 

You put me here and gave me the tools, so let me be, 

Some freedom is deserved, though I know, 

I need you more than I say, 

But don’t you know, you are the 

Impetus for which I rise each day. 

So within this short lifespan I wish you can, 

lead me In a way that I understand, and let me shed the


so you can acknowledge the 



Submitted: April 14, 2021

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a touching personal manifest of what it means to become a responsible person. you are so right. We must let that selfish boy behind us and become a selfless and responsible man.

Tue, July 20th, 2021 7:44pm


Thank you Gilbert, I think you got it man...

Tue, July 20th, 2021 4:20pm

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