my oldest son does not like english, it is one of the hardest classes for him.
his latest assignment was to write a poem about himself titled ‘the song of me’
i did not even have to remind him.
in fact, i went in one night to tell him lights out and bedtime when i saw him sitting on his bed writing and working on this homework assignment.
i was so flabbergasted i just turned and walked out of the room muttering ‘i have seen a miracle, stay up as late as you want.’
here is the finished product, with his permission of course, that i wanted to share.
before you read it, understand that he is a very introspective person, rarely sharing in detail his feelings and thoughts.
needless to say, i loved this.
this is a song of myself, a song of an extremely odd man who believes in no right or wrong but rather a maze where the path maker makes the paths, diverged into choices. one, the path leads to the perfect end, the other meant to distract and lead you away from the straight path, but sometimes the path maker will change the course of the maze. this is a song of a man, who though given many trials, has made him stronger, through separation has made his new family closer, through his weirdness has gotten him more friends than he could ever imagine, through more cruelty has made him stronger than steel, through others disabilities has made him more understanding, through these trials he has been made into who he is today.
this is the song of a strange man who loves things that to some people would seem childish or silly like dragons that people believe do not exist but to the man it is anything but fake. ponies that can talk and act like people, extraordinary people that can bend the stubbornness of the earth, the force of the air, the ferocity of water, and the beautiful but destructive power of the fire. a man with a blue police box that is bigger on the inside and can travel through time and space, monsters from legends and myths to the monsters of today, pirates searching for new lands and treasure, creatures of amazing power that live along side humans in peace and harmony, an universe where super humans are abundant, some fight to protect those who can’t while others seek harm to the hero and the innocent.
this is a man who believes in a world filled with elves, dwarves, orcs, and hobbits all involved over a small magic ring.
this is the song of a man who does what others think is strange or immature and doesn’t pay any heed to any of the scorning because this is who he is whether people like him or not. one of these acts is living like a hobbit which mostly involves walking around without any shoes.
this is a song about a man who is more of a jack of all trades and hopes to be a blacksmith of old.
this is a song of me, keaton morrison, the craziest man alive.