Dads Weaponry

Just a song I remember Dad singing...


Heavenly warfare, duct-tape, Band-Aids....

and stories that were ALMOST true.
These are the tools and the weapons a good dad keeps close at hand,

A dad just like mine.
And how many times, I wonder
Is there a number?

The many, many times he defied the odds, like superman he leapt that mountain, or building, or bridged that dam...

He’d take the chance, step forward on faith and a prayer, Just to hold it all together for the sake of the family.

How many? What’s the number?
I can’t count the days when smiles were REAL

...and others held on with hope and bravado.

Father knew we…THE KIDS
His and hers, theirs and ours…
We were all watching.
Dad knew we searched his face closely to see


everything was alright?
So he dared not shed that tear.
Instead, he’d growl like a bear, tell that same silly, unbelievable, story

Yep, he’d tell it so we'd just about believe it once again…
“you know there was an alligator in the backyard once”
…or maybe the one about the "tortoise that climb up the swamp bank" , "the opossum the neighbor lady made into a roast for dinner one day with an apple in its mouth"

He declared it, long ago, back in the south.
and we’d all laugh and roll on….
Chuckling like life was filled with wonder again.

Because Dad knew we were watching
… and he’d roll on the floor like one of us too.
These are the tools and the weapons of a Father, No...

a Dad who knows the children see everything.
Faith, hope, prayer, love BUT also…
Heavenly warfare, duct-tape, Band-Aids

….and stories that were ALMOST true

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trisha reed 5 years ago

Reminds me of the stories my parents used to they to school in the snow barefoot, 2 miles uphill- both ways.

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steffsings 5 years ago from Pacific NorthWest Author

Trisha: The holidays bring back so many great memories. Thank you for your comment.

Roache' 5 years ago

Some stories are as near true as my Daughter reported? It's wonderful to finally know that those old stories were given/told and received with purpose. Humor, intellectual challenge and the pure intent of establishing an early appreciation for "creativity". I can not take sole credit....but when I see in all of my children and their children such great, creative potential I am pleased and feel blessed.

To this day I challenge all of my Grand children with riddles and stories and I hope that they too will remember how not to be forgotten? Thanks Steffannie, wonderful Daughter of mine and Mother of Jean!

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Scarface1300 5 years ago

I loved this, such truth. Brilliant and Lets stay together by Al Green "Wow" I am listening as I type, Voted Up and Awesome and thank you for making me smile..................Chris

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