Friday, October 10, 2008

A SON'S POEM

Happy Birthday Dear Padre
Happy Birthday to You
you taught us life's lessons
I've listed a few

to be humble but proud
to be respectful to all
to extend a kind hand
when one suffers a fall

to know right from wrong
to deal with crisis
and you didn't forget
to teach us the vices

to gamble, to drink
to do both with class
without looking foolish
or dumb as an ass!

to enjoy ourselves
escuchando canciones
cantar "¡Ay Chabela!"
con mucho cojones!


You taught us to love
I see it dear Padre
in the way that you are
to our sweet and dear Madre

I wish I could follow
the example you've set
but it's not easy to do
you're the best man I've met!