©2010 A Good Father

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    ©2010 A Good Father

    A  good father observes but  is slow to react
    He holds his tounge , he keeps his tact.
    He loves his children as he loves himself
    He never puts his child's needs on a shelf.
    He knows hard work can be a good medication
    And that apologies aren't needed for every situation.
    He knows that brimstone fire isn't the way to show
    Because being a beacon and leading is the way to go.
    He knows when to act on his children's  behalf
    When they face danger , fall in a trap and still are daft.
    He is strong in life's obstacles on a foundation of stone
    He knows how to help you not feel so alone.
    He realizes it takes maturity to understand hidden mysteries
    And keeps faith in his God to help you believe.
    He teaches you to pull your bootstraps up
    So you'll be strong enough to make it when life gets tough.
    He knows that the world doesn't stop for one man
    But takes time to care, love and do what he can to understand.
    All these things you are , it makes me proud and so glad
    Because you're not just a good father, you're the best Dad.

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    Stryx commented on ©2010 A Good Father

    07-10-2010

    I get the impression these were - all I have read so far - written when you were younger - not 37, [?]

    LeslieMay commented on ©2010 A Good Father

    06-25-2010

    I've always heard anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad. Sounds like you have a great one! I hope you have showed this to him, he would be very proud!

    tonia18 commented on ©2010 A Good Father

    06-23-2010

    i loved it i wish i could of used something like this to give to my father on fathersday

    freddycruz89 commented on ©2010 A Good Father

    06-23-2010

    Well it came out really good. Congratulations and I hope to keep seeing more :)

    freddycruz89 commented on ©2010 A Good Father

    06-23-2010

    Wow, this is really a beautiful poem! I loved it.

    Insideme

    06/23/2010

    Thank you very much, I did alot of soul searching , thinking of the things my father was and always will be.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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