Julius Odunusi

Rookie - 0 Points (March 13,1861. / Lagos de Curamo)

Men of Honor, Women of Virtue


Men of Honor, Women of Virtue

March 2,2012 - 5: 47AM




One golden morn
My father woke me at dawn
He asked
Son, why do you call me father?
I answered
I am your son, so I honor you
He sighed and said
Though I am father and you my spawn
If I have not taught you
Principle and purpose
Valor and vigor
Then I am not father though you are son
At the height of noon
My mother, my boon
Asked
Why do you call me mother?
I answered
I am your son, so I honor you
She sighed and said
Though I am mother and you my spawn
If I have not taught you
Prudence and piety
Value and vision
Then I am not mother though you are son
At twilight
Grave was this night
I called father
I called mother
And I answered both
You are father
And you are mother
For you have taught me
Well and in deed
For your words to me
Have filled me
With priceless virtue

Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Men of Honor, Women of Virtue by Julius Odunusi )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]