• My Young Son

    by Dan Valentine


    My young son starts school today

    It’s going to be sort of strange and new to him for awhile, and I wish you would sort of treat him gently

    You see, up to now he’s been king of the roost

    He’s been boss of the backyard

    His mother has always been near to soothe his wounds and repair his feelings

    But now things are going to be different

    I wish you would sort of look after him

    Take him by the hand and teach him things he would have to know

    But do it gently, if you can.