Sunday, June 15, 2014

Poem For Fathers On Father's Day 2014

Tribute To Fathers On Father’s  Day
It is a bookend holiday with homage to all the grads at first
At least if at college no more checks to quench the learning's costly thirst
At the end it in many years is a flag to raise and for sure Independence Day
Not for dad as the stress of bringing home the bacon turns all hair gray
It is in between and still in the shadows of the piles of gifts
That moms surrounded by children of all ages slowly sift
While dad if he is lucky avoids from his children another power tool or tie
But if lucky a new set of clubs, electronic or grill toys a wife may buy.
This year rightfully so it is near the longest day of the year
Dads may be in the daylight to be seen amidst the cheers
For a father is a special, special breed,
Who passes on the character, honor and integrity seed,
Without which no child will long succeed,
And like the Higher Power above
Wraps his children in unconditional love.
© June 15, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet the Alaskanpoet

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