Final Ode to Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad: An Ode

My Dad always told me to go with the flow:
A Soul breaking Free from the sludge.
My Mom taught me not to judge:
To Love my neighbor as my foe.

I owe my folks for how I was raised.
Discipline was not withheld.
Loved when I finally fell.
To their God I must Praise.

Schoolin’ was my favorite part of life –
Readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic.
Knowledge was a Free Gift —
Growing and Living free of strife.

Someday I’ll have my own kids.
Raise them just like I was.
Passing along the Way it was done.
Follow the Path is what we’ll do.

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