Friday, December 10

LEST THE OLDER GRANDSON GET LOST IN THE GLOW OF HIS NEWBORN COUSIN


The writer's older grandson, James Matthew


THE LITTLE CHAP WHO FOLLOWS ME

A careful man I ought to be;
A little fellow follows me;
I do not dare to go astray
For fear he'll go the self-same way.

I must not madly step aside,
Where pleasure's paths are too smooth and wide,
And join in wine's red revelry --
A little fellow follows me.

I cannot once escape his eyes:
Whate'er he sees me do he tries --
Like me, he says, he's going to be;
The little chap who follows me.

He thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mine;
The base in me he must not see,
The little chap who follows me.

I must remember as I go,
Through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I'm building for the years to be,
A little fellow follows me.

-Author Unknown-