This poem lists a set of conditionals for the speaker’s son to follow in order to become an ideal man. The speaker advises his son about how to perceive the world and life’s challenges so that he can both learn from his experiences and resolutely overcome barriers.
This poem makes you think about a lot of “if”s. It makes you think about what you would have done or not do in some situation. It challenges you think about life and how short, hard and unique it is.
For some people this poem make more sense than it does for other, it may motivate you, inspire you and give you advice.
This poem brings forward the true meaning of life, and that it is much more than cash, adventures or even family.
I give this poem 5 / 5