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A Father Without Compare

Updated on January 25, 2019

Happy Fathers' Day

1. He was called Francis M. Nwaubani

A true son of a glorious family

Raised by his sisters - not one only

An orphan by the time he was thirty.



2. He married my late mum in a thrilling ceremony

A man patient, loving and one among so many

Devoted his life to his duty - and this, his family

Brought enough determination to achieve unparalleled glory


3. We were two who survived - my sister and I only

He paid a steep price to ensure we grew sturdy

20 years after they tied the knot traditionally

She kicked the bucket - this wife he found so cuddly



4. Undaunted, he trudged on doggedly

Seriously determined to invest all his remaining energy

A speed bump or two - he still wouldn't proceed slowly

Thirteen years after hers, his bucket came around suddenly


5. I'll be quick - tears are in my eyes already

Dad left to be with mum ever so hurriedly

I miss him - oh! so, so deeply

A father extra-ordinnaire - one NEVER to be honoured cheaply...


I would gladly give an arm and a leg to celebrate you, dad

If that would show my deepest appreciation for the sacrifices you made...Adieu!

Happy Fathers' Day.

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    • minakay profile imageAUTHOR

      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, beloved. Your comments matter.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      10 years ago from United States

      A great Father's Day tribute. Nice!

    • My Stories profile image

      My Stories 

      10 years ago

      Beautiful poem. Keep up the good work.

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