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Father’s Day Poem for 2015

Updated on May 17, 2016
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San Giovanni in Fiore - Monument to the Monongah Mining disaster (in 1907).
San Giovanni in Fiore - Monument to the Monongah Mining disaster (in 1907). | Source
Citizens Bank Park  Philadelphia, PA
Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA | Source
A father holding a necktie cookie on Father's Day.       Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
A father holding a necktie cookie on Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. | Source

How and why Father's Day began:

There was a small town in West Virginia which lost over 350 men in 1907. There was an event put together to celebrate the fathers who were killed. Way over on the west side of the country, someone thought that there should be a holiday similar to Mother’s Day to celebrate fathers. In Washington State, in June, someone had a father’s birthday so they celebrated the first Father’s Day. Then the presidents took over.

The President's took over

President Calvin Coolidge supported Father’s Day holiday in 1924. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson made it a national holiday in 1966. It was not until 1972 that President Nixon made it a federal holiday to always land on the 3rd Sunday in June.

About the apostrophe

Why does Father’s Day have the apostrophe before the ‘s’, you may have wondered? Before the ‘s’ it belongs to each individual father. After the ‘s’ it slightly changes. Then it would be a holiday for all fathers as a group.

Father dear, this is meant for you for Father’s Day:

Haiku

I had intended

To write this sooner instead

Problems delayed me.

Tanka

This poem is for

You on Father’s Day because

I cannot be there.

I cannot send you a card

We cannot go to dinner.

Some final words:

Since I could not send my father a card or take him to dinner “up there” I wrote him this poem. My intention was to have it written, and published, by Father’s Day but because I began on Friday it was too late.

You see I started having problems with my PC and could not figure them out. I may have done that and gotten the time to write this – and publish it.

So here it is, the new Father’s Day poem for 2015!

Anyone can be a Father

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    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      2 years ago

      I believe that both of mine are also and one - or both - are watching and helping me right now. So I feel that in a sense I am seeing both of them presently. I thank them every night before I go to sleep.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I enjoyed your father's day tribute to your dad. Both of my parents are in heaven and I look forward to seeing them again someday. I carry them in my good memories and they sometimes visit me in my dreams.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Shyron, I appreciate your comments about the poem.

      I apologize for not replying sooner but I am still having PC problems.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Oh, Kevin, this is beautiful. You dad must know your heart and know that he is loved and missed. I am sorry that he is not here for you to tell him that you love, or to go out to dinner.

      But, your poem to him is beautiful.

      Blessings dear Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Nithya, I was simply trying to write a Father's Day tribute. I did not think that I was that good at poetry. I appreciate your comment.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Great tribute to your dad, great poems.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Nadine. I am glad that you liked it. (Did you not read this already?)

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Nadine May 

      3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What a lovely tribute to your Dad. Voted up!

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Kim. I get compliments on writing on time or a day late is fine. Thank you for appreciating my poem, your votes, shares and pins. They mean a lot to me.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      ocfireflies 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Kevin,

      Any day one celebrates his/her father is a beautiful thing. Your poems are lovely and real. I voted up, shared and pinned.

      Blessings,

      Kim

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you very much Chitranga and I appreciate the vote. I know that my Father - and my Mother - are with me all of the time.

      I am trying to come up with a proper poem for the birds, I feel sorry for you.

      Have a nice day and keep smiling! :-)

      Kevin

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's a beautiful and touching tribute to your father.

      Parents don't go anywhere. They are always with their children in the form of blessings.

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub! Voted up!

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you rdsparrowriter.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thanks Deb. I know that one day late is better than never but I wanted to get it out ahead of time. Thank you for your hearty thought.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      rdsparrowriter 

      3 years ago

      I like your article. It's a nice thought :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I'm sure your father is happy with the poem, even if it was a little late. It was a wonderful thought to commemorate this important day!

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      No. He passed away about 40 years ago unfortunately.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      No, I never met one.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      did you text this poem to your dad? He is here right?

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      Kevin brother, it troubles me in your statement "unless I find a woman- which I doubt..." Where did you lost a woman - can we help in finding her ? or at least have a faith without a doubt.

      MichaEL

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Michael-Milec for your sweet words about the poem. They were really thought out but unless I find a woman - which I doubt - the only Father'S Day for me will be my deceased.

      Thank you for your votes and comments.

      Kevin

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      '' Father's Day!" How sweet a sound, the name we remember more often as we go older. "We cannot go to dinner" - you've said, yet reminding every child of the earthly provider and a best teacher by example... has send me out into the 'world' to support myself since there wasn't much to do at home, and his presence was with me every step of the way; in my spirit he was there seeing him, hearing him , and when he moved to other planet, nothing has changed, since my life continues in the presence of the heavenly Father...

      Voted up, interesting.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thanks, you are right. I managed to publish it yesterday. Then last night was no sleep and today was naps in between trying to get a monitor screen again.

      Kevin

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      Linda Rogers 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      Better late than never Kevin and it's always about the thought that counts. Loved the poem.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I though it was interesting too Ruby, that is why I chose that. Thank you for the comment on the poetry and the vote.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I am glad that liked the poem Larry. Congratulations on being a father - how many is there? Happy Father's Day!

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you very much Rachel. I am glad that you enjoyed the entire Hub. I thank you for votes and comments. :-)

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Linda, I am glad that you liked it so much. I wrote it in Word to transfer to Hubs. Unfortunately PC problems appeared and I was only getting a blank monitor. I could not transfer it until Mon.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Frank. I wish that I had finished it sooner but I have PC problems.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you John. I wish that I had done mine sooner but I had done it late and responded to you late due to PC problems.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      You are welcome Suhail and my dog. I apologize for not responding sooner but I am having PC problems.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Interesting how Father's Day started. Nice poetry. Voted up...

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      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great Father's Day poem. I recently celebrated my 1st Father's Day from the father side of things.

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      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      That was a beautiful poem. I enjoyed the whole hub. I voted up and awesome.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Rogers 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      Precious tribute poems for father's day. I also enjoyed hearing the history of fathers day. I hope you had a wonderful and special day on Sunday.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful hub.. unique and different tribute love it.. voted awesome

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good tribute to your Dad "in Heaven" on Father's Day, Kevin. Well done. I wrote one for my father as well, even though it isn't Father's Day here until September.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      I liked it! Thanks for sharing.

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