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Man, You're Graduating for Life at Home: A Rhyme to Entertain

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

-- Frank Abagnale

We are merely humans imperfect at heart

with still so much more to learn about life

well, to find out how really they are smart

forget about their diplomas, ask their wife.

It's everyday living where brains are showing

those very close to us being our best judges

that's the only true measure of our knowing

how they define us without hiding grudges.

For, we can sound like some scholar or a saintly Pope

or we can enjoy the position of the head of a state

but if at home we act like at the end of our rope

there is not much about us to be called great.

People put on many a lying public face

but only those at home know who we are

as there is no any other more revealing place

where masks are down and we can't play a star.

When with others, your wife may support your story

for there you are playing a part of her own "fame"

but after coming home that's your time to worry

as now don't count on applause of that dame.

So, let us all enroll at the only proper school

a home study course for husbands and fathers

for, as long as at home you're not better than fool

it doesn't matter one bit how smart you are to others.

© 2022 Val Karas

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