My Three Sons (a poem about family)
My Three Sons
by John Hansen
My three sons are all unique
One's a chef and gaming geek.
The second is a fitness trainer
Third a troubled youth detainer.
Daniel is an intellectual
Sometimes brooding and reflectual.
Can be the life of any crowd,
If in the mood, and very loud.
Jared is my middle lad,
Handsome, sporty, now a dad.
Sensitive in moral and deed
There to help the ones in need.
Trent the youngest of the three
Takes the ring for all to see.
Muay Thai is his chosen sport
Gave his all each time he fought.
All three sons have kids and wives
Adding value to our lives.
They've made mistakes along the way,
But that shapes who they are today.
I never reached all goals in life
As many fail because of strife.
But my three sons are all fine men
And through them my dreams live again.
One of My Favourite TV Shows When Growing Up
Caged Muay Thai 1 March 2014
Our son Trent "Hammer" Hansen recently flew to Brisbane for a caged Muay Thai fight against the World 76kg Champion Michael "Badass" Badato.
Trent was the underdog at long odds and went into the fight with a nothing to lose attitude against the world champion. "I have to knock him out or be knocked out, " he told us before the fight. The two fighters went toe to toe for the first two minutes but Trent was hit with a simultaneous liver blow and elbow to the temple which knocked him to the canvas and he couldn't recover from. Although he got up and carried on bravely, he was eventually knocked down again and the fight was stopped before the end of the first round.
Since then, my second son, Jared has returned to the Muay Thai ring after ten years away from the sport. He has had two recent fights for one win and one loss and is training other fighters.
A video of my son Trent's highlights.
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