This interesting poem, If, written by Rudyard Kipling portrays the relationship between son and father. The speaker reveals that he is the father when stating, "You'll be a man my son!" The father is trying to show the son the perfect balance to be a man. He gives "if" statements that show the son to always stay himself even if he finds glory. He also shows that his son should be able to relax and enjoy life while being able to take risks and love life. The overall theme relates to the quote, "Shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you will land among to the stars..."