A Loving Father's Day Poem For My Husband: What A Father Should Be

Father's Day Poem

Dedicated again to Bob - thanks for the wonderful ride!

Here is my second Father's Day poem for you.



So often when Iā€™m out and about

I see dads and kids and I remember

It seems like yesterday ā€“ us holding them like that

Bob leaning in to talk to them and soothe them just so

I remember days we traveled to this place and that

Bringing picnics, friends, kids, family, dogs in tow

We splashed, we fished, we walked, we hiked

We danced, we dreamed, we saw beautiful sights

We loved, we played, we joked, we laughed

All of it seems so far behind now yet somehow

It is all still there as fresh in my mind as if it were yesterday

I would go back one thousand times to live it all again

It was the best part of my life ā€“ the blending, the loving

The family we created, the love we all have now

It is just too bad that it all went by so fast

Because I would give anything to live every second

All over again!

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks so much, brightforyou!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

This is lovely, thank you


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks so much, James - I enjoyed savoring this life I got - it's such a gift!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I sure enjoyed savoring this lovely poem. Thank you. :)


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Katie - and yes they are! I didn't have one at all so Bob's been a double gift!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

akirchner, Great tribute to fathers, I lost mine far to young and yet the memories don't fade. Cherish your fathers they are priceless. Thanks and Peace :)


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Darlene - never a problem and totally understand!


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Simply awesome my dear friend, I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply, so much personal stuff. This is beautiful and awesome. Love it....


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, now I'm blushing!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Ahhhhh....this is sooooo sweet! I love it!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Suzie!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Time does go by so quickly. What a beautiful tribute to one you love.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

I hear you - that is my all time tearing up song. Andrea does it for me as well though! Thanks for stopping by, Spanky!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Buckwheat, you'll get to almost relive all those wonderful moments with grandkids! Your poem made me tear up. That song "Where are you going, my little one" played through my head the whole time I was reading!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

I completely agree - nothing else matters. Thanks!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

akirchner - of all the things we do, the time spent with family is best and creates the loveliest memories. Beautiful poem.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Ah yes - wouldn't that be grand? Our oldest probably won't have kids and then our middle guy with the eye thing...although he will be a terrific dad (he had the best teacher ever). Kate we are waiting on but no rush - I guess I have my pups in the meantime to practice on. And Bob is a wonderful 'dad' to them too!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi again, I keep nagging my son to get married, but he never does! I just want him to have some kids so I can be granny! lol Nell


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

It never goes away does it, girlie? I think we probably need grandchildren or need to adopt...I say it and poor Bob goes white in the face but truly, truly, I've never felt so complete.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Audrey, a lovely poem, and I know what you mean about wanting to do it all again. I know my situation is different now, but when my son was small it was brilliant, we went everywhere and did loads of things. thanks nell


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thank you so much, hello, hello. I truly do wish I could but have it all to do over again. I had the bestest of times.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A beautiful poem with wonderful memories and thoughts.

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