A Sturdy Man
There will always be something to do my boy;
There will always be wrongs to right;
There will always be need for a manly breed
And men unafraid to fight.
There will always be honor to guide my boy;
There will always be hills to climb;
And task to do and battles new,
From now till the end of time.
There will always be dangers to face my boy;
There will always be goals to take;
And men shall be tired when the roads divide,
And proved by the choice they make.
There will always be burdens to bear, my boy;
There will always be need to pray;
There will always be tears through the future years
As loved ones are borne away.
There will always be God to serve my boy;
And always the flag above;
They shall call to you until life is through
For courage and strength and love.
So, these are the things I dream my boy
And have dreamed since your life began;
That whatever befalls,
When the old-world calls
It shall find you a sturdy man.
By Edgar Albert Guest
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.