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Poetry: A Tribute for Father's Day

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Poetry: A Tribute for Father's Day is an article with two poems. I let this day sneak up on me, but I tried to jot down a few notes. Fathers day is a day we are thankful for our dads, but I hope we all find reasons to be grateful on every day throughout the year.

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"The Stars Lined Up"

The stars must have lined up perfectly

on the day I was born

to bless me with a father like him.


Whenever someone needs a helping hand

he reaches out

even if he disagrees with their life choices.


When he doesn’t feel up to par

it doesn’t stop him,

he keeps going, not leaving a spare moment.


If life deals him a bad hand

turning his world upside down

he keeps smiling

like he knows what’s behind the next door.


He seems to have a special gift

living life without constant worry,

not letting those little things get him down.


As he goes about his day,

his good moral value shines through

showing us the value of life.

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"The Last of His Kind"


His mind is sharp as a tack,

witty and quick to respond

with wisdom pouring through his words,

stubborn as a mule

with his mannerism set in stone.


He’ll lend you a helping hand,

but if you cross him wrong

he’ll tell you where you stand.


He doesn’t put on airs

or pretend he’s better

but he’ll let you know

if your ways are not up to par.


He’ll offer advice

but leave the decision in your capable hands,

reminding you it’s your life to live.


He’s the last of his kind

with his friends now departed,

he pays no attention to dates on the calendar,

but looks forward to each morning

blessing him with one more day.

"George Strait - A Love Without End, Amen"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 22, 2021:

Brenda, you're welcome.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 22, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thanks

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 22, 2021:

Father's day indeed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Fathers day

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

E Randall,

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Rozlin

Thanks for understanding.

My dad lives out in a country setting.

Once I get there I usually lose my cellphone service, so I was trying to answer everyone while riding in the car.

I'm glad you enjoyed my poems.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Miebakagh

Being a father is wonderful.

But there are those who have children and give nothing else.

There is so much more to being a Father.

Happy Father's Day to the ones who stand with their children.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Nithya

Thank you.

If you are lucky enough to have a great father count your blessings.

Mine is a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Rosina

That's great!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 21, 2021:

Father's day tribute

E Randall from United States on June 21, 2021:

Thank you for sharing this.

Rozlin from UAE on June 21, 2021:

It's ok, Brenda. I understand, don't apologize.

Blessings and lots of love

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 21, 2021:

I am a father. I say amen. And thanks.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 21, 2021:

Beautiful poems and a wonderful tribute to your father. A father is a pillar of support always there through all the ups and downs. God bless all the father’s in this world.

Rosina S Khan on June 21, 2021:

Miebakagh, yes, my Dad's teachings still have a positive influence on me and I am guided in his footprints in the sands of time.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

My writing for Father's Day

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Devika

You are right.

They have their own unique qualities.

Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you and Yes, Happy Father's Day to everyone.

I'm fortunate to still have my dad with me.

He is 83.

I am with him today.

He lives a bit away from me..at least an hr drive.

I will be thinking of you today. Keep your memories alive in your heart.

Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 20, 2021:

Beautiful tribute to your dad on Father's day Brenda. True, we have to be grateful to our dads every day not just on Father's day. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 20, 2021:

You're welcome.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 20, 2021:

Fathers are just as special as mothers but in different was. Loved your write up here.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 20, 2021:

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. It is great that you still get to spend time with yours. Mine is no longer with me, but he will always loom large in my mind and heart.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Miebakagh

I'm sure he is remembered.

Sounds like a great man

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

Hold on tight to those memories.

I will be thinking of you today.

I'm in the car, so sorry for this short reply.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Bill

Thank you.

You are right, my dad is part of that lost breed.

I wish Father's took more interest today, but they are not the same as back in the good ole days.

I'm glad your dad was there for you.

Happy Father's Day my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Thelma

Thank you.

Embrace those memories & smile.

He is with you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Rozlin

Thank you.

I apologize for this short reply, but I am in the car.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Miebakagh

Happy Father's Day!

I hope you have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you so very much.

I'm so glad you liked these words.

I do believe it is best to have a Father's love, but I know a few who have grown up without it.

They are wonderful & loving.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Miebakagh

I agree

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I love my father very much.

I am spending the day with him.

I will be thinking about you & sending you warm thoughts.

Have a great day & let your memories touch your heart.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you for your kind words.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Tobe

Thank you.

Have a great day.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 20, 2021:

surovi99, sorry for the loss of a wonderful dad. I believe his teachings still had an influence on you? Thanks.

Rosina S Khan on June 20, 2021:

Beautiful poetry about a tribute for Father's Day. It reminds me of my own father whom I lost years ago, yet he had influenced my life in terrific ways while he was alive. He remains a blessing to me at heart for his love and wonderful teachings. Thank you for sharing your lovely poems.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 20, 2021:

A lovely Father's Day tribute. What you described, they are the last of the breed. They just don't make dads like they once did. :) I learned my work ethic from my father. I learned so many things about being a man from him. Thanks for the feel-good message.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 20, 2021:

Happy for you. Take care.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 20, 2021:

What a lovely poems on Father’s Day! I miss my father who is in heaven now but I know that he is watching over me. Thank you for sharing your poems.

Rozlin from UAE on June 20, 2021:

Beautiful poems, Brenda. I enjoyed reading. Having Father in our life is a blessing. May God bless every father around with good health. Thanks for sharing these beautiful poems. Blessings to you

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 20, 2021:

Without fathers, this world would not have been peopled with human beings. And fathers are specially endured to lead the family. As a dad, I owe basic responsibity as the husbandman of my my family. May God bless fathers today, and every day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 20, 2021:

Lovely poems, Brenda. Fathers are God's Beautiful Blessing. I believe We are nothing in Life if we are grown up without our father's love. My dad is my hero, always helping, loving, and caring full of wisdom. I think every daughter thinks the same as I do. Fathers are daughters' first love. May God keeps everyone's father safe and healthy. Amen. I love both of the poems. A lovely tribute to all the fathers around the globe.

I love these lines:

His mind is sharp as a tack,

witty and quick to respond

with wisdom pouring through his words,

stubborn as a mule

with his mannerism set in stone.

For me, every day is a fathers day because they are the ones who make our every day a special day.

Many Blessings and Lots of Love, dear friend

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 20, 2021:

Pamela, your last sentence is a sound advice.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 20, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your Father's Day poems, Brenda. They are wonderful and your father sounds like a wonderful pain.

The attributes you wrote about in your poems would be wonderful for any and all fathers.

I miss my father, especially on this day. Fathers e everywhere should be treated with love and respect today.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 20, 2021:

Hi Brenda!

Beautiful poems, which adequately sums up the special and unique qualities, which only fathers have for their children.

This is heartfelt. God bless all the fathers, around the World.

Thank you for sharing!

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on June 20, 2021:

Fathers are amazing.

I loved this poem, Brenda.

Happy Fathers to all Dads and father figures in our lives...We appreciate y'all.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Sankhajit

I think we should remember our Father's everyday.. not just once a year.

Have a happy Father's Day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 20, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on June 20, 2021:

everyday is a father's day, isn't it

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 19, 2021:

Brenda, your poem about Father's Day is so enlightening. Thank you.

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