Man I wish To BeĒ
donít let my children know, that Iím the fool that you and I,
known I am for oh so long, and proved in days gone bye,
let them find the flaws that lie with-in my very soul,
torment me with emptiness in my year of growing old.
only you would hide this fact, from entering their minds,
promise Iíll revere their love, be honest to them, fair and kind,
try to never once become, the cause of teardrops in their eyes,
I become a hurt to them, oh Lord please let my time in life pass by.
if they should become aware, of the fact Iím just a man,
all the failings and faults in me ,others find so hard to understand,
please at least be generous, in the way they think of me,
they see me not the man I am,
But the man I wish to be.
December 5, 2001