Mehmet Akif Ersoy
My dear son Nevruz,
Listen to this old man
Neither boast nor talk too much
Remember the brave man who does the job well.
Do not imitate the one who talks too much
Or the fat ones.
Keep your word, be sincere, be a Man!
(Translated by Mevlut Ceylan, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)