Have you ever achieved something that’s grand?
It’s a landmark or milestone, but it’s nothing like becoming a man.
It’s about more than the deep voice or the chest hair,
By the sweat on your sleeve you earn your next fare.
Gotta love the handshakes and all of the daps,
You have to learn to shoot the bull and put up with crap.
If you want to become a king you have to earn that seat.
If a man doesn’t work, then he won’t eat.
In order to grow up he must put aside childish things.
This doesn’t mean he has to ignore his wildest dreams.
You will get nowhere if you keep your mouth closed,
You have to learn to speak up because you are the head of the household.
Every man must know that God is with him,
As he goes about his work to earn a living.
Whether it’s singing in a group or drumming in a band,
These are some of the things you go through…when becoming a man.
Written By: Todd Bates
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