I had no idea what I was looking for when I cracked open “The Open Door”. As I was looking through the poems, “Men at Forty” by David Justice caught my eye. I liked the style and tone of the poem at first glance because it was easy to read and gave me a true sense of what middle aged fathers go through on a nightly basis. I did not do as well a job as I would of hoped while reading the poem. I wanted to my voice to sound deep and father-like. I also wanted my voice to sound like I was in a train of thought. I feel that by presenting the poem in this way, the audience would have gotten the true position of a middle-age middle class father. Fathers that are taking care of their responsibilities, but also wondering where their dreams and ambitions have gone. These fathers have to be strong on the outside for their children, but on the inside a part of them will always be the little sons of their fathers.