Stand

Stand

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

Hard things made right

Can lead a man into the light.


But when those things are left undone

A wayward soul will begin to run.


So, look your son in the eye

help him face that simple lie.


Have him stand on his own two feet

And in his stead a Man you'll meet.

© 2020 Cherrie Palmer


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Cherrie Palmer
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Yes, we must all teach out sons to be men....good men. Teach them to make it through the tough times and help others get through them too. Wise words here. Lydi**

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Posted 6 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

6 Days Ago

Thank you Lydia so much
Love the thrust of this one Cherrie but I do agree with Richard on this one as the linked couplets seem inconsistent as the first two rhyme but the second two don't. Perhaps:

So, look your son in the eye
do not let him deny.

Have him stand on his own two feet
now a real man so complete.

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John Alexander McFadyen

6 Days Ago

Better indeed Cherrie but still the final stanza needs the rhyme. So:
Have him stand on his o.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

6 Days Ago

i like that
John Alexander McFadyen

6 Days Ago

Glad to be of service dear poetess.
I enjoyed this offering. It brings to mind one of my favorite Kipling poems, IF. Good work.

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Posted 6 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

6 Days Ago

Thank you Fabian
Beeeautifully voiced, Dear Cherrie 😌

Never more wisely laid words were ever spoken by a mother to her son; you've made my heart dip with a tender swoon … your son's a lucky man, indeed.
Simple and apt is the art choice -- your title, equally so.
Rhyming Couplets have long been one of my favorite poetical forms, and yours virtually dance and sing upon the page.
If I may, and you'll not too much mind the help:
(in V3, consider);
"So, look your son straight in the eye,
help him face 'n tell these hard times bye.
(and in V4);
Have him stand on his own two feet
And in his stead, a Man you'll meet."

Whatever, Cherrie, I cannot imagine a more heartfelt poem pouring forth from your loving pen … bless you for sharing such sincere feeling with us! ⁓ Richard 🍃

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Posted 1 Week Ago


Richard 🍃

6 Days Ago

Keeping us guessing, eh? 🙃
Cherrie Palmer

6 Days Ago

I think I'm done
Richard 🍃

6 Days Ago

Wonderfully done, Fine Poetess, and in perfect Couplet rhyme. 🥇
I agree dear Cherrie.
"Have him stand on his own two feet
And in his stead a Man you will see."
We are the builders of the future. We must teach the children. Be wise, be strong and do the right things. Outstanding poetry shared dear friend.
Coyote

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Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, and yes I never want to take away from there potential. I desire them to be strong and .. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Days Ago

We must try dear Cherrie and you are welcome.
oh hell yes! perfect poetry dear Cherrie what a great person you are to pen this one! I know many are tired of the protest but I am proud of the youth these days standing up for what they believe in... it does my heart so much good

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."
All of us want to raise children of virtue.

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

It's true:)
Words of wisdom.
Ignoring or coddling the young is, these days, a very common offense.
Excellent!

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


sound wisdom Cherrie! straight forward language in simple couplet form .. a perfect foundation for a talk with ones son. Seems those hard choices present themselves in too few situations .. and how powerful the choice we make is .. one's inner character is strengthened or weakened .. making us prone to choose the same the next time ... in our youth, the crowd that does the most swaying usually is not looking out for our best interests ... Stand indeed! :)
E.

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

ahahaha yes .. the leaves .. well .. I am the same .. they blow first this way ...then that .. when .. read more
Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Once a month, We mow them up. Much quicker:)
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yes ... much better! my yard grows rocks so mowing is minimal ... such is life .. once a pack mule a.. read more
Well stated advice
within your lines
we can only do
our best and show
them direction in
which they go
hopefully they heed
sound advice

nice work Cherrie



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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Fran, I hope you and your family are well.

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Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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