When I was just a scrawny pup
So-called grown-ups would question me
"Sonny, pray tell, when you grow up --
What the hell are you going to be?"
I wasn't sure -- then in a wink
Some fifty years went up in flame.
I'm mostly grown, so let me think
Just what it was that I became.
Degrees and titles were conferred
as I achieved so many goals,
But values changed as I matured.
I hope a few of all my roles
will be remembered in the end:
Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Friend.