Asking early -- and often -- for what they, really, really, want;
Though, soon enough, receiving that which they actually need
. . . and perhaps just a bit more.
Seeking out the highest, and the brightest,
The right, and things that matter most
. . . they find themselves.
Knocking on the doors of opportunity,
They enter in with opened eyes
. . . and fully enjoy, no longer boys.
Scott L. Vanatter, 15 April 2008 (Poem for Kyle, Sean, and Ryan on Kyle’s birth)