Dad, I called you this morning.
I thought of you today.
I think of you often even though you are far away.
As I do every day, not just on Father’s Day.
Every day I wonder how you’re doing.
I pray for you every day.
We may be miles apart.
I may not see you much.
But I know I can depend on you when life gets tough.
I love you. Nothing can ever take your place.
In my heart you always will have a special place.
I may have been raised by my mother as a single parent years down the line.
But nothing will ever replace the love I have for you.
When I called you were there, right on time.
You’ve been there for me through the good and bad.
You taught me things I could not have learned from my mother but only from my Dad.
I remember when I graduated from college twice you weren’t one to fly.
But you were the first one to walk off the plane full of joy and pride.
At my graduation words could not express how proud you were of me.
As you stood in the aisle, with a smile on your face, and blocked the view
Of others who couldn’t see.
You are my role model.
You taught me how to be strong.
You taught me the importance of education.
And assured me I didn’t have to fit in to belong.
You always told me to keep my “eyes on the prize”
To make decisions not based on ignorance, but to be strong and wise
When I found trouble lurking, your words motivated me.
You are intelligent.
You were driven and a hard-worker.
You inspired me.
You taught me the value of life.
You instilled encouragement and inspiration.
You cemented in me the value of obedience and dedication.
You were one-half of another person God sent, my mother, who gave me life.
I thank you both in admiration for your sacrifice.
You told me to be the best I could be.
In essence, I am a replica of you, a “mini-me.”
I’m thankful you taught me how to appreciate who I am and be me.
I’m fearless, confident, smart, and intelligent.
These are some of the things I have you to thank for it.
You’re my ………..
Friend, a father, a foe who set the foundation for many things
You’re ………….. Audacious, not afraid of anything
I hold on to ………… Treasured memories that stood the test of time
Heart will always belong to you until the end of time
I appreciate …………… Everything you do
I honor this day in ……. Remembrance of you
Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you.
I wrote this poem to my Dad for Father’s Day. At a time when I couldn’t find a card with the right things I needed to say. So I dedicated this poem to him on that day. And called and read it to him on Father’s Day. He was ecstatic. Tears welled in my eyes. I too, was elated. He was full of pride. I could sense the glean in his eye and the joy in his heart, even though we were on the phone. If nothing else, when I leave this earth, I know I touched his heart in the most extraordinary way I’ve ever known. Here’s the poem that I wrote. I hope you enjoy it.