Tag Archives: kids

Hero

17 Jun

Hero

Heroes are what children need
As they begin to grow
Someone who values morals
And hard work won’t forgo

When I was a little boy
I knew a hero who
Embodied all the traits that I
Would employ when I grew

This hero worked his hardest to
Provide for all his kin
He put the needs of family
Before his own therein

He didn’t go out partying
And didn’t socialize
Every weekend, ‘cause to him
His family was the prize

Many times the places where
He worked would just close down
He never got depressed or drank
To make his sorrows drown

Tomorrow was a new day so
This hero hit the street
Never feeling anxious or
Dramatic or downbeat

He’d always find a new job ‘cause
The bosses plainly saw
A trait he had that somehow would
Employers always draw

His English wasn’t all that good
But his eyes did reveal
Fluently that this hero
Did his job with much zeal

He didn’t moan and whine and cry
When the work day began
He always gave his best and always
Acted like a man

He cared about the things that mattered
God, his kids, his wife
And didn’t give a crap about
The petty things in life

Like competition that so many
Wasted money on
While others were out making bets
This hero mowed his lawn

While others spent their dough on latest
Fashions, travel, cars
And blew all of their money at
The race tracks and the bars

This hero put in overtime
So that his house was paid
‘Cause he never believed in
Depending on bank’s aid

He never owned a credit card
Because it made no sense
To buy with money that you didn’t
Have in present tense

This hero may not have been a
Philosopher or scholar
But wisdom can also come from
Those who wear a blue collar

From him I learned integrity
From him I learned respect
I learned to stand up as a man
And as a man, protect

This hero taught me to say “No,
That doesn’t work for me”
He taught me sometimes you have to
Speak up and disagree

When someone doesn’t try their best
When someone drags their ass
When someone shows great disrespect
When someone shows no class

When someone doesn’t care as much
As you push yourself to
When someone takes for granted what
In life you can pursue

A child needs a hero as
It grows to an adult
Take it serious, don’t be
An aloof insult

To the concept of mentor
Teacher, trainer, guide
Be a hero so your kids
Remember you with pride

                                for Dad

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Angel Hair

19 Sep

Angel Hair

There is a charity up north
Called Angel Hair for Kids
They provide underprivileged tykes
With no hair with new lids

Little boys and girls who’ve lost
Their locks because of cancer
For those who can’t afford a wig
Angel Hair is the answer

When I heard about this cause
I knew there was no choice
I’m donating a foot of hair
And using my deep voice

To spread the word about their cause
To folks around the land
TV, radio and web
And try to lend a hand

But when I chop my ponytail
Is solely up to you
The audience now reading this
Should step up and help too

My goal is to raise two thousand
Dollars for a great cause
The Canadian Cancer Society
And that’s because

They are an organization
That helps all those who fight
The horrible disease that has
Drained so many of might

They bring hope to those who continue
To never give in
And honor the memory of those
Who fought but didn’t win

It’s a busy world and there’s
Not much time to reflect
Many people don’t care until
Cancer does affect

Themselves or one of their loved ones
Until it’s close to home
This message isn’t for those folks
It’s for those with a comb

Who brush their hair every morning
And do not think about
The little kids who’ve lost their own
Because it’s fallen out

This message is for people who
Have not lost mom or dad
To breast or prostate cancer yet
For folks who aren’t yet sad

So if you think that this cause sounds
Like a very good mission
Do not wait ‘till later to
Contribute your addition

Go to MichaelMercy.com
Scroll down to find the link
To where you can donate and show
That you too are in sync

With people who care for all those
Who are less fortunate
That you will offer your help to
All those who’ll never quit

If you’d like to donate by Paypal, please visit www.michaelmercy.com
scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Donate button.

If you would like to donate by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
please visit http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/michaelmercy
and click on the “Make a donation” link in the progress thermometer.

To learn how you can donate to Angel Hair for Kids, visit http://www.acvf.ca/index.php/our-programs/angel-hair-for-kids/

Thank you for your support!

Hero

6 Sep

Hero

Heroes are what children need
As they begin to grow
Someone who values morals
And hard work won’t forgo

When I was a little boy
I knew a hero who
Embodied all the traits that I
Would employ when I grew

This hero worked his hardest to
Provide for all his kin
He put the needs of family
Before his own therein

He didn’t go out partying
And didn’t socialize
Every weekend, ‘cause to him
His family was the prize

Many times the places where
He worked would just close down
He never got depressed or drank
To make his sorrows drown

Tomorrow was a new day so
This hero hit the street
Never feeling anxious or
Dramatic or downbeat

He’d always find a new job ‘cause
The bosses plainly saw
A trait he had that somehow would
Employers always draw

His English wasn’t all that good
But his eyes did reveal
Fluently that this hero
Did his job with much zeal

He didn’t moan and whine and cry
When the work day began
He always gave his best and always
Acted like a man

He cared about the things that mattered
God, his kids, his wife
And didn’t give a crap about
The petty things in life

Like competition that so many
Wasted money on
While others were out making bets
This hero mowed his lawn

While others spent their dough on latest
Fashions, travel, cars
And blew all of their money at
The race tracks and the bars

This hero put in overtime
So that his house was paid
‘Cause he never believed in
Depending on bank’s aid

He never owned a credit card
Because it made no sense
To buy with money that you didn’t
Have in present tense

This hero may not have been a
Philosopher or scholar
But wisdom can also come from
Those who wear a blue collar

From him I learned integrity
From him I learned respect
I learned to stand up as a man
And as a man, protect

This hero taught me to say “No,
That doesn’t work for me”
He taught me sometimes you have to
Speak up and disagree

When someone doesn’t try their best
When someone drags their ass
When someone shows great disrespect
When someone shows no class

When someone doesn’t care as much
As you push yourself to
When someone takes for granted what
In life you can pursue

A child needs a hero as
It grows to an adult
Take it serious, don’t be
An aloof insult

To the concept of mentor
Teacher, trainer, guide
Be a hero so your kids
Remember you with pride

                                for Dad