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Blessed is the Father

Updated on August 25, 2013
Blessed is the Father
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Blessed is the father

who protects his family nest

standing constant vigil

from morn till evening's rest.


Blessed is the father

who gives an open ear

who lends a helping hand

who wipes away a tear.


Blessed is the father

who takes time out to play

who puts aside his work

to smell flowers along the way.


Blessed is the father

who loves his precious wife

and makes himself an example

to be cherished throughout his life.


Blessed is the father

who believes in being whole

and seeks to daily exercise

his body, mind, and soul.


Blessed is the father

who's affectionate and true

who's not afraid to say,

a tender I love you!


Blessed is the father

who loves enough to discipline

and teach his child the difference

between what's right and sin.


Blessed is the father

who's not afraid to laugh

and be a beacon in the darkness

a crown jewel in life's chaff.


Blessed is the father

who's strong enough to bend

his knees and introduce his child

to a dear and heavenly Friend.


Blessed is the father

who's wise enough to know

that when his child is grown

it's time to let him go.


Blessed is the father

whose lot in life, though simple,

is to give his child a glimpse of Jesus

within a manly temple.

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  • hawaiianodysseus profile imageAUTHOR

    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Thank you, samikan! Congratulations on the wonderful first few months you've experienced here in the HubPages community. Looking forward to reading your beautiful works in the months ahead! Aloha, my friend!

    Joe

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    samikan 

    5 years ago from online

    wonderful poem.......

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Thanks, Jaye! You're absolutely right on! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated and means a great deal to me. Have a good evening!

    Joe

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    Jaye Denman 

    5 years ago from Deep South, USA

    It's fortunate for all of us as humans, Joe, that second chances are available when we don't get things right at first. After all, children don't come with instruction manuals. What one does with another chance can have a significant effect on many generations. You used yours wisely and, because of that, your wife, children and grandchildren share in your blessing.

    Jaye

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    @JayeWisdom

    I know for a fact that beautiful and/or powerful writing more often than has as its source a life filled with angst. While I believe that I have become a good father and grandfather late in the game, I was missing a tool belt full of parental skills early on. There were things in my life that needed resolution. That's the stuff of a future novel based on a true story, but suffice it to say--for now--that I meant every single word of that poem. With God's help and the support of all my family members, I became a better man and a very blessed husband, father, and grandfather. Thank you for reading a hub that a lot of people overlook. Blessings and aloha to you, my friend and sister!

    Joe

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    Jaye Denman 

    5 years ago from Deep South, USA

    It's not difficult to guess that you are such a father as the one so beautifully described in your verses. Your children and grandchildren are fortunate in having a dad/granddad who, while being strong, also knows how to be gentle.

    With Fathers Day just around the corner, it seems like a good time to share this poem.

    Regards,

    Jaye

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Thank you, WND! A blessed New Year is in store for you, Roscoe, and gang! Aloha!

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    wetnosedogs 

    5 years ago from Alabama

    Wow, You are definitely talented.

    This is wonderfully thought out and as equally written.

    Happy New Year!

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Blessings, Rajan! Thank you so much for your faithful following and contributions to our HubPages community.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Beautiful poem. You have outlined the attributes of a ideal father wonderfully.

    Voted up & beautiful. Shared on G+1.

    Mahalo.

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Wonderful feedback, Hawaiian Scribe! Mahalo!

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    Stephanie Launiu 

    6 years ago from Hawai'i

    Voted up, awesome, beautiful. There's nothing better than being able to see life come full circle. Wonderful poem!

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