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Poem: A Loving Dad

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

A loving dad is a poem about being grateful for having a dad who is there to guide my footsteps. Teaching me the good morals of life and letting me enjoy my childhood. Kids today grow up too fast with no role models and no time to just be a child.

"Thank You For Being My Dad - Jon Barker - Georgia Box Cover"


A Loving Dad

I remember
the joys of being a small child
having no worries,
with life so simple.

The pictures in my mind play memories of a wonderful childhood,
when you took time to teach me how to play,
how to enjoy life,
the importance of manners,
and to know the value of a dollar.

Those days were full of laughter
where I was lucky enough to enjoy being a kid,
with no worries about food to eat
or clothes to wear
or where I would lay my head.

Today children are forced to grow up too fast
never embracing this kind of love,
as families are too busy
or down on their luck,
not taking time to share quality moments together.

I count myself fortunate for a Dad who
guided my footsteps,
who is still with me today
reaching out his helping hand along life’s journey,
a blessing I will always be thankful for.

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.

— Harper Lee

"Thank You for Being My Dad"


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