Dave Alan Walker

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Boy To A Man - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

Father dear father
I must have loved you

But to hear you
Hurt my mother
Made me want
To hate you

I should have been able
To look up to you like all sons do
But all I wanted to do
Was hurt you

I'd lie in bed awake
And hear my mothers cries
All I could do
Was try find a world without you

We feared you
We fled you
But we could
Never escape you

Untill one dark night
I stopped you
And saw the fear
In your eyes

I went from boy to a man
To stop my mothers cries

I still look back with sadness
But I can still see my mothers pride
As I stand by her side

Boy to a man

In loving memory to my mother


Comments about Boy To A Man by Dave Alan Walker

  • Veteran Poet - 1,895 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (7/26/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    Good piece. My father died many years ago and it is only recently I've forgiven him for the things he did. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,945 Points Charity Nduhiu (7/22/2015 5:00:00 AM)

    Thank you for protecting your mother. Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,371 Points Allotey Abossey (5/25/2015 2:33:00 PM)

    Even if we don't under why mothers cry sometimes, we feel the pain in their voices as they cry. Great lessons to all men, their children will grow up. God bless you_man. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 809 Points Elena Plotkin (3/18/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    Powerful and raw! A reminder that children see all, feel all, and shoulder all! 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 497 Points Elaine Sept (3/16/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    Very powerful poem, full of emotion.
    A wonderful dedication! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 67,810 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/10/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    Boy to a man
    In loving memory to my mother....NICE LINES

    EACH BOY WANTS TO DEFEND
    AND SEND
    CLEAR SIGNAL
    THAT HE WILL COUNTER ANY PROBLEM ON ARRIVAL (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,801 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (3/4/2015 12:25:00 AM)

    To stop my mothers cries

    I still look back with sadness
    But I can still see my mothers pride
    As I stand by her side.......beautiful description. Deep feeling. Nicely envisioned. Many thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,801 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (3/4/2015 12:23:00 AM)

    To stop my mothers cries

    I still look back with sadness
    But I can still see my mothers pride
    As I stand by her side.......beautiful description. Deep feeling. Nicely envisioned. Many thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,614 Points Edward Kofi Louis (2/8/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    True work! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,020 Points Kim Barney (1/15/2015 8:46:00 PM)

    Very touching and heartfelt. I enjoyed this well-written poem very much. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,863 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (11/7/2014 6:57:00 AM)

    many men of all generations can be easily connected with this poem..Well done..Dave (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,082 Points Amitava Sur (10/22/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    Dear Dave - You just won my heart and congratulation for this feat.

    Simply I'd say... BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL ................. 10 on 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,807 Points Bernard Snyder (10/22/2014 5:40:00 PM)

    Well-written poem, Dave! Touching at the same time. Job well-done. I'm giving a 10'. Also, congrats on your poem being chosen as 'poem of the day! Well-deserved! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/22/2014 3:32:00 AM)

    very strong poem on love and emotion- feelings are thundered with rain- full of pain..Alas! we would have been hated those fathers they are spoiling and torturing and hurting to our mother Earth..very strongly ye composed and painted hidden love unto father..thank you (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,093 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/22/2014 2:43:00 AM)

    Great! You capture it all. No boy or man will ever forget the pains his mother pass through. May the soul of your mother be blissful forever (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,259 Points Geetha Jayakumar (10/22/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    A poem with a great meaning in it. It's very true, when a boy turn to a man, he will remember, all the pains of his mother. But he will display the hurt, when he grows up and will stand by her. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,246 Points Valerie Dohren (10/22/2013 11:23:00 AM)

    Very sad, but also very beautiful. Your distress here is very clear, and your well deserved pride. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,885 Points Savita Tyagi (10/22/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on a very sensitive subject. A man is so often not willing to give respect to his wife but the same man backs out to give space to his son to become a man. This power play so common in social structure. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/22/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    You have said about the sad feelings of a boy who could not prevent his father troubling the mother; but later as he grows into an adolescent man, he could see the fear In his father's eyes. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 259 Points Husna Amin (10/22/2013 4:57:00 AM)

    Beautifully poignant! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, August 12, 2013


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