One Awesome Dad.......poem for Eric Dierker

His hands tough twisted and scarred
from a lifetime
of labor and toil

But this touch to his son an ointment
of love and understanding
a healing oil

His voice loud and angry on the
fields of battle though
gentle in caress

He understands the turmoil when
his daughters life seems
an unending mess

What magic lies in the array of
things he can fix
the emotions he can heal

Though at times a hardened man
in the element of love
he can really feel

I watched him once in tears talking
of the passions of being
just a good Dad

And I realized that anything is
possible when a man appreciates
all that he's had

So my children its really all up to you
teach your father well ....and then
let him be that awesome Dad


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Let there be no doubt that I love this poem. It warms my heart. As always thank you. To balance between the big old tough father and the gentle caring dad is perhaps the toughest tightrope to walk in the world.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

It's yours Eric , sounds like you do that well , hang it on the frig !.........Ed


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful again....


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hi Ruby , Thanks for sharing this , I was reading something the other day about praising others and how it lifts up a deserving soul . Thought Eric was a good place to start !


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

CrisP , was thinking about you while I flew last week , I hope all is beautiful with you ......Ed


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Hey this is about me. Decker threw me off :-) Eric Decker has kids also though. But he is famous. His wife is not a pretty as mine though.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hah ! Sorry about the typo Eric ! A great looking writer like you certainly must have a gorgeous wife ! LOL.....Ed


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

There ! Fixed .


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Too cool Ed. Thank you, I will keep this treasured. Also as a reminder to strive hard each day to live up to it.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

You are welcome , this world needs more "Dads " and a few less fathers . Your kind of dad is a national treasure .

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