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Amos's Child


He was Amos's boy, as tough as nails, just like his father,

Never had to doubt his courage, by any others, why bother.

Got hurt playing ball, and then he made a comeback fast,

Many thought to play on a college team, but it did not last.

Later on, he broke his back, seemed football was not his suit,

Knocked him down, but then he got back up, did well, to boot.

Amos's boy never gave in, and he always tried his very best,

Didn't pay any attention to the crowd, then he ignored the rest.


He went to college, was a success, did become a leader,

Taught school and enjoyed his work, always a succeeder.

Helped children in need, many to read, also was a friend,

Learned own lessons along the way, this he did not intend.

No greater reward a fellow can get as to be an inspiration,

Never a need to take a bow, for in his heart each ovation.

When you help children learn to read, all you need to see,

Made him go on, further his watch, earned another degree.


Amos's boy found a good wife, then he had children of his own,

Lived his life of well-earned rewards, carving his niche in stone.

A brain tumor threw him for a loop, but he never would give in,

Got back on his feet, back to school, got another degree, again.

Over the years, as time so raced by, the young man was soon old,

Not ever to take a thing for the life he lived, it was as good as gold.

Amos's boy hoped would make any father proud, what he became,

A spitting image in the spirit, of his soul, a fine life lived, the same.



Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 21, 2017:

Sounds just like a young man who grow up into a hero.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 17, 2017:

Do we know Amos' boy? I salute him.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on November 17, 2017:

Thank you Ann. Many blessings my friend. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 17, 2017:

In so many ways this reminded me about all the heroes out there everyday.

Very well done friend.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 17, 2017:

What a great story you've given us, whonu! Lots of great lessons to learn from this too.


manatita44 from london on November 17, 2017:

A great life and one to be proud of. Some of that boy in you perhaps?

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