Since it is Father’s Day here in Australia today I thought I would post one of my favorite poems about Father’s that I have in my collection and a few others i feel are related to Father’s.
i don’t remember where I got this poem, nor have I recorded who wrote it. But here it is .
What Makes A Dad
God took the majesty of a mountain
The majesty of a tree
the warmth of a Summer sun
The calm of a quite sea
The generous soul of nature
The comforting arm of night
The wisdom of the ages
The power of the eagles flight
The joy of a morning in spring
The faith of a mustard seed
The patience of eternity
The depth of a family need
Then God combined these qualities
And then there was nothing more to add
He knew his masterpiece was complete
And so he called it . . . . .Dad!
And now for something completly different, and a bit humourous.
“A Father said he knew his son was growing up when he saw him looking at a girl the way he used to look at chocolate cake.”
To finish off, from one of my favorite western writers, Louis L’Amour- from his book ‘High Lonesome’
“Folks talk a lot about the maternal feelings in a woman, but they say nothing about man’s need to protect and care for someone; yet the one feeling is as basic as the other.”
High Lonesome Louis L’Amour
So Happy Father’s Day to all the Father out there. Spend time with your families and enjoy your life.