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Be All That You Can Be, My Son

Updated on November 5, 2018
After being turned down by Uncle Sam and waiting three days to find out, David finally decided to give everything he had for helping those in need. This is his song of hope.
After being turned down by Uncle Sam and waiting three days to find out, David finally decided to give everything he had for helping those in need. This is his song of hope.


In nineteen sixty-one, I broke a leg, in Sixty-three my back,

Was just another football player, you could say I got racked.

High school was a challenge then, I managed to get through,

I never could give in my friend, for I had much more to do.


My Father's words:

Be all that you can be my son, never to give in,

You can be what you want to, for you is no end.

Better days are coming soon, just wait and see,

Tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


The Vietnam War called for soldiers, was a draft just then,

My friends got their notices, looked like it would soon begin.

I decided to up and join, and the Navy was my own choice,

Uncle Sam turned me down, as I heard the old chief's voice.


My Father's words:

Be all that you can be my son, never to give in,

You can be what you want to, for you is no end.

Better days are coming soon, just wait and see,

Tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


It was then I went on to college, for I had made up my mind,

Seeing my best friends fall in war, memories not left behind.

Larry and Tommy Boy was for you that I had made my vow,

I'd make something of my life, to be a big success somehow.


My Fathers words:

Be all that you can be my son, never to give in,

You can be what you want to, for you is no end.

Better days are coming soon, just wait and see,

Tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


I made it through college days and graduated right on time,

Decided to be a teacher, worked with kids, my life did rhyme.

Children in need I helped to read, following the Golden Rule,

I began to see the secret to success, learned it all in school.


My Father's words

Be all that you can be my son, never to give in,

You can be what you want to, for you is no end,

Better days are coming soon, just wait and see,

Tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


I remembered Larry and Tommy Boy, friends who gave their all,

Their memory I shall cherish forever, and I will answer every call.

My life is now dedicated, to help inspire and save children's lives,

For there's nothing to compare, in my seeing that each one thrives.


My Father's words

Be all that you can be my son, never to give in,

You can be what you want to, for you, is no end.

Better days are coming soon, just wait and see,

Tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


For tomorrow is your great reward, your best victory.


David went on to work hard and acquire four college degrees, his specialist in Education at the highest level. He has taught school for more than twenty-five years in the field of Special Education.
David went on to work hard and acquire four college degrees, his specialist in Education at the highest level. He has taught school for more than twenty-five years in the field of Special Education.

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      13 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your kind words MsDora. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Dora Weithers 

      13 months ago from The Caribbean

      Powerful tribute to your father, to courage, to encouragement and to life itself. Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      13 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

      Sage advice, whonu. Your dad would be proud.

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