So Many Fathers Differ

So Many Fathers Differ

This is the day to think about fathers,

I will tell you about the father that I knew.

I can't remember him ever holding me close,

Or playing games as many other fathers do.


I can't ever remember getting a hug or a kiss.

No, he never gave me such a tender care,

But he held a father's love deep down inside,

And his family knew he was always there.


Yet, I never felt that I had ever been cheated

For those were things that I had never had.

He did not have to speak to us of his love

But we knew there was love in the heart of dad.


Some fathers never seem to speak of love

But they just show it in things that they do.

Our Dad was just a quiet, faithful kind of dad

We hope that your dad was that way ,too.


Father's still differ in this world all around us,

Sometimes they may be happy ,sometimes sad,

Still some of us have been the most fortunate

To have had such a wonderful Christ filled Dad.


So this special day for such a special Father

We now reach out to you with love and say,

How grateful we have been to be your child.

We wish you the very best this Father's Day!


My Father passed away Aug. 10,1969 but he

is always in my heart, See you soon ,Dad.


Clara Kish

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very lovely thoughts concerning our fathers, and they are all different no doubt!

My dad died in 1989, but my mother just died this past Christmas in 2012.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank you ,Faith, I have talked to people and they have told me their parents didn't show love like that. Maybe it is these later generations that are so loving with their children , I don't mean people back then didn't love us but they did not show it by hugs and kisses , they showed us in different ways. So many of the parents are trying to be buddies to their children . Maybe it is me but I don't think they need to be buddies,they need to be parents. The children have friends but they need help ,to learn of God and all of the things that will make their child to be a stable citizen.

My mother died Christmas morning 1978 and the next day my granddaughter was born . My mother was in very bad shape so she was better off .I see where you said your mother died on Christmas ,too,we will think of it every Christmas time. Good to hear from you ,love, Clara


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mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

Hi "Clara" this is a beautiful tribute to yours and every dad. My dad just passed this year in January, so this will be the first father's day without him. This sounds just like a Father's Day card; It would be perfect for the occasion! Thanks for sharing this wonderful expression.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank you ,Mabel , for your nice comment. I am glad that you liked this little poem.I am sorry to hear that you lost your Father recently. I believe that you told me before that he was not well.It is always painful to lose a parent no matter how old you are.May God be with you. Love to you ,Clara


Rayne123 3 years ago

Beautiful poem Clara

Written from the heart

God bless you

Laurie


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank You ,Laurie, how are you doing today? I hope that things are coming together for you now,It seems like the world is so full of troubles you have to wonder how it could get any worse But I am sure there is a lot more to come, Keep in touch ,Love ,Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank You ,Laurie, how are you doing today? I hope that things are coming together for you now,It seems like the world is so full of troubles you have to wonder how it could get any worse But I am sure there is a lot more to come, Keep in touch ,Love ,Clara


Tessie Payne 3 years ago

Very nice Poem and a very nice message. My Dad played with me

when I was a small child. When I grew up he was good to me but

didn't show as much affection. I am sure he and Mom both loved me as they never did want me to leave the nest! I guess your Dad was just a man of few words but in his heart you were probably always his little girl. This is a nice Poem for people with Dads who are not very out spoken but cares deeply. After I was grown, I don't remember my Dad saying, "I LOVE YOU," but he was good to me and I am sure he did love me. Maybe, he did say the words and I have forgotten as I am getting old! Much love, Tessie


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Tessie, I don't think that parents used to show their affection back then like they do now.I have talked to several other people and they felt the same way. It wasn't that they didn't love us but they were not out spoken ,like they are today. My Dad was a quiet man but Mom made up for it ,I think. I think I inherited some of it from my dad, it was never very easy for me to say, "I love you ", to people. then when I started to this church down here it was completely different and now it comes easy to tell people how you feel. I was always more backward than my brother, he knew everybody , like John and Steve .John has never been shy and Steve always was, so much difference in children at times.I guess it's a good thing we are not all alike . Thanks for your comment, love you and talk to you later, Cherry


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you so much for writing this. Both of my parents died when I was in my early 30's but, they were wonderful. I thank God for them. Of course my real father is God. God loves us!!!

God bless you,

Michele


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Michele, It's good to meet you , I see you are from Ohio, anywhere near Mt. Perry ?That's about 50 miles east of Columbus.

Every year I try to write a new poem for Father's Day and Mother's Day. My father died 1969 and my Mother passed away 1978 but I still write for other people . My parents were both saved and I plan to see them again . We know that God is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us , I thank Him every day for all that He has done for us.thanks for your comment. Love, Clara


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Hello Clara, I live in Columbus. So, we are almost neighbors!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Sorry I missed this. My dad only showed kindness really at holidays etc cause he worked weird hours all our growing up and we had to be quiet all the time for him to sleep and he wasn't a hugger or kisser but one day when my kids were growing up I just decided to start kissing him goodbye and I could tell he really liked that and it seemed he was the kid but anyway I always got to hug him and the last time I saw him alive in a hospital room I had to climb in over the head of his bed to give him a kiss and he was so pleased about that. Makes me wanna cry to think about, lol.

Anyway if you get a chance this weekend I am redoing your "hug" and since it was first one I did I keep getting better but want to go back and make previous ones better too. Found some pretty pictures.

Hope you are well. Love and hugs!

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