A poem, forwarded.
Bob Nix (BOB_NIX_at_PO.MCOA2.CONE@MOSESCONE.COM)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 17:11:03 -0500
This is a poem written by a scouter in our district, it's not exactly
Jambo stuff but I thought it was pretty good and got his permission to
share it. Feel free to distribute it with his permission, but please
give credit where credit is due.
A LITTLE BOY
By Ron Brown
Alamo Area Council
San Antonio, TX
When I was a child, I spake as a child,
And acted in childish ways;
When I grew up, I put away
The trappings of childhood days.
But then, without asking permission,
A little boy entered my life,
And noisily garnered attention
>From me and his mother, My wife;
And magically, that little boy
Got me to sit on the floor,
To play with the toys of my childhood,
That I had abandoned before.
So that little boy has a playmate
Who's grown up and taller than he,
And I have this sneaking suspicion
A litte boy still dwells in me!
So, I got my son to join Cub Scouts,
Ostensibly for his own sake,
And we do achievements together,
(Though Pinewood cars I mostly make)!
When we go to Den and Pack meetings,
His friends think that I'm a great dad,
'Cause I volunteered as a leader;
(I downplay how much fun I've had!)
I know, God chose to make me a person'
My folks helped with guidance they gave;
My wife made me husband and father,
And my boss turned me into a slave - -
But my little boy made me a Scouter,
Like his friends wish their dads did for them,
And that little boy deep down inside me knows
That I also do it for him!
I don't know about you all, but I see myself in this poem.
Yours in Scouting
Alamo Area Council
1st Asst Scoutmaster Troop 1643
Double Bear CS & BS
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