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A Fathers Day Sonnet

Updated on October 8, 2012


The following poem was written by me for my father. Dad was always there for me and my brother and sister. His loving guidance helped us grow into who we are now, his lessons still guide my direction in so many ways.

I find it somewhat sad that many of us take so long to realize what our parents mean to us. I feel lucky to have learned this lesson now, while my father is still here and I am able to share my love and appreciation. A thousand thank you's could never be enough, yet I will always try.

To My Father

Trinkets of wisdom bestowed upon me

Those lessons of yesteryear still hold true

Beacons of hope when my eyes could not see

Your love my strength when I was feeling blue

Those lazy afternoons spent playing ball

Steady hand as I learned to ride a bike

Encouraging words after my first fall

And those stern words that no child seems to like

You stood a pillar of strength in my eyes

When I was weak, your arms made me strong

Till the day, through tears, we said our good-byes

A young man trying to choose right from wrong

My thoughts for you, my father, on this day

From that young boys heart, happy father's day


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    • Fiddleman profile image

      Robert Elias Ballard 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Nice tribute to you dad.

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      Pendragon 5 years ago

      Yeah, great tribute!!!!!!!!!!

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      Christopher J Wood 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Thank you both for your kind comments.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A great tribute to Dads everywhere, and I like how you use a poetic form that you don't often see. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Michelle Ascani 2 years ago from Deep in the Heart of Texas

      Fathers often go under appreciated, good job

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