Lora has been a featured writer in poetry publications. She is currently working on a collection of poems as a tribute to fathers.
The Following poem below is about the shining light that a father's values, guidance, and love bring to the lives of his children.
Like A Diamond You Are
A diamond shines with brilliance and so do you
to your beliefs you've always been true-
in the fine example you've shown
I've always looked up to you...
As a diamond's beauty is a treat to behold
I cherish all the wonderful stories you've told-
just as a diamond reflects much light
a father in his wisdom guides us throughout life...
Your vision for your family has shown clarity,
your actions have always shown sincerity-
to our lives you've imbued color
with your unique sense of humor...
Just as a diamond is a symbol of that which endures
you I can count on that is for sure-
the love of your family passes the most rigorous test
on being a friend you're simply the best...
A diamond is something so precious
just as the memories of you that I treasure
the values you've imparted are beyond measure...
Always living life with an abundance of zeal
and a charisma that to anyone would appeal,
as a fitting tribute on this Father's Day
I simply must say...
Dad as a father,
you are truly my ideal.
"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."—Anonymous Photo
Inspiring Quotes about Fathers
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."—Billy Graham
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."—Jim Valvano
"He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."—Clarence Budington Kelland
"It is a wise father that knows his own child."- William Shakespeare
"Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you're twelve, but every day."—Mike Meyers
"My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try."--Michael Jordan
"Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person." --Naveen Jain
"I would say my greatest achievement in life right now - my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it - is to be a wonderful father to my kids". --Bo Jackson
"Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint."—Paul L. Lewis
"Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person - a door which you may not even have known was there. That's what I feel with my son. There's suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life." --Kyle MacLachlan
"This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments - and you get the tears at the end, too." -- Harlan Coben
"I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life." Sidney Poitier
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."-- Hedy Lamarr
"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future."-- Liza Minnelli
"When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit."-- Jennifer Grant
"Simple. Pared down. Timeless. The ties were never too thick or too thin; the pants were never too flared or too skinny. In my life with Dad, he wore Western apparel because we went riding - jeans, cowboy boots, the turquoise belt buckle. But it was all very simple, and that classic look is very 'Ralph Lauren."-- Jennifer Grant
He'd forgiven who he needed to forgive, let go of what he needed to, and accepted himself as he was. Archibald Alexander Leach, Cary Grant, and all."-- Jennifer Grant
"I am my father's only child. The world knows a two-dimensional Cary Grant. As charming a star and as remarkable a gentleman as he was, he was still a more thoughtful and loving father." -- Jennifer Grant
The following poem, My Hero, is dedicated to my own father and all the other fathers in the world that endeavor to do their best for their children. Bless them all for their strength, their love, and their constant support.
He is a noble man
in his soft, quiet way
steadfast in his love,
and resolve to live
by a simple truth...
to do what's right.
Rather than take the path of ease,
for his purpose in life has
never been to please;
With strength of character
as his source,
he will try to alter a course.
Living by the creed…justice for all...
with his virtue, he stands tall.
While others make promises glibly,
he takes his oaths seriously.
Not a man for pretense,
he lives his life simply.
Honest about his faults
and accepting of others too…
he meets life’s challenges
with vigor and valor seldom seen-
for he’s not one to give up on his dream.
He is a man for all seasons.
His life an example of what
it means to be strong-
giving his family so many reasons
to say, “dad we love you,"
on his special day...
thank you for all you’ve done.
© 2019 Lora Hollings