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Poem: A Loving Dad

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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"



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 02, 2021:


Thank you.

Have a great day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 02, 2021:

Brenda this is a beautiful poem

I too love my dad very much, like every other child,

my father is my hero. Fathers are always precious.

I can’t imagine my life without him

Thanks for making it live again


BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 02, 2021:

A father sets a good example

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 19, 2019:

Thank you, Amani.

It is real, so I sm happy it conveys this way.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 19, 2019:

Thanks Lora,

It was a joy to be a kid in a loving, caring family.

I feel so sorry for children today who fend for themselves to fix their own meals to eat. They do not seem to have a great role model to look up to or to guide them along life's journey.

Thank you for your kind words.

Lora Hollings on June 19, 2019:

A lovely poem, Brenda that certainly honors your father who sounds like he truly was a great father to you. I wholeheartedly agree with you that so many children now don't know what it is like to feel the security of having a stable family life and the time to really enjoy just being a child! So many children feel too much pressure now and seem to be rushed into growing up. I was lucky to have a carefree childhood like you and to feel that I was an important and valued member of a loving family.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 18, 2019:

Thanks, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon on June 18, 2019:

Such a touching poem Brenda - it brings back memories of my own Dad.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on June 17, 2019:

I love this.. Totally real and awesome.. Great job

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