In this blog is a Father’s Day poem that I wrote to pay tribute to the fathers. On that day we honor the fathers, celebrate fatherhood, their relevance and influence in the society, in the family and in the lives of their children whether they are their own blood or not. It’s a day of celebrating positive masculinity, a day of celebrating the amazing gift these men bring in our life.
Father’s presence is very important in forming their children’s lives. The absence of a positive father’s image at home and in a child’s life has been connected to cases of teen dropouts, drug use, unwanted pregnancy and poor choices kids make that lead them to become a society’s problem. Fathers have the power to shape the lives of their own children whether the results are positive or negative.
My father is gone for twenty two years now but his legacy remains. He was not a perfect father but I can still remember many instances in my childhood where he showed his being a loving and thoughtful father. His being a disciplinarian impacted mine and my siblings’ lives. We are what we are now because of the discipline he imposed upon us during our childhoods.
My husband is not an ideal father too but he showed and proved his love to our three daughters many times by his own simple but special ways. All our kids are grown up now and with family of their own but they recognize that their father had a big influence on what they are now. Now that we already have grandchildren, the once overprotective father has evolved into a very loving grandfather.
So to honor my late father, my husband, my brothers and all the fathers out there, in my simple ability I wrote this poem dedicated to all of you;
The strong hands that held your tiny hands before,
That comforts you when fear is all along,
The hands he used to ease you, to console,
Are the same hands that straighten you through rod and pole.
His worried look when you are sick and ailing,
Despite his strength his weakness still was showing,
His eyes that watch to keep you far from danger,
Are same eyes that warn you when you slip up and go astray.
His firm big voice that you hear saying “I love you, child”,
The same that you hear when you’re in need of wise advice,
The same voice that utters words of wisdom,
Same voice you hear angered for you’ve chose way to your letdown.
Yes, he is my Dad, your Dad, and their Dads,
The strong-willed men in each household that’re really tough,
His yes is yes, his no is no, and yet with tender heart
Who love us so and won’t let us take the path to our demise.
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
― Umberto Eco,
― Antoine François Prévost,
“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.”
― Victor Devlin
Our father may not be perfect ( because nobody is ) he may not be the ideal one but the fact that we exists on earth because of our father is good enough for us to greet him “Happy Father’s Day” this coming Sunday, June 17, 2018. And if you’re blessed enough for having an ideal one, take each and every opportunity to show him you appreciate and love him. Now is the best time to let him know. For those who grew up with the kind of father that may not be that sensitive to their responsibilities, or if you’ve been raised up fatherless, still be thankful! You are here because you have a father, you still owe your life to that person. And cheer up, we have a Heavenly Father who will never leave us nor forsake us. A Father who loves us so much, who cares for us. A Father whose thought is higher than our thoughts and all we need to do is to trust Him. On Father’s Day, remember your earthly father and thank our unfailing, Almighty Heavenly Father, the only one God seated on His everlasting throne, for all that He has done in your life.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Psalm 103:13 “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;”
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
To all Dads around the world, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!
You can also check out these poems written by me, thank you.