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He Was My Daddy

Updated on June 10, 2017


My daddy was a tough old man,

Hard as a Hickory stump.

He raised me up to be so strong,

Used his belt to swat my rump.


Kept me on the straight and narrow,

And never did he back down.

Always wore a happy grin,

Never saw him with a frown.


Hard as nails, his heart of gold,

Saw fit to show me the way.

Was a shining example to follow,

I always did what he did say.


When I was grown, had a family,

I followed his every lead.

Gave me strength, peace of mind,

My very soul was freed.


I always try to do as he did,

Kept my promises and did my job.

When he passed away at last,

All that I could do was to sob.


Step-fathers are as good as anyone,

Still a father, and the best to me.

I'll follow his examples in ever way,

For one day in heaven, we'll all be.




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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Our mothers and dads are each a loving part of us. Thank you for your kind review. Blessings. whonu.

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      Ann Carr 2 months ago from SW England

      Heart-felt tribute to your father. My Dad taught me a lot too; gentle, kind and such great fun! Straight as a die.

      Thanks for reminding me!

      Ann

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      Eric Dierker 5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This really helped me reflect. Thank you.

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      whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States

      Thanks Gypsy. Many blessings on this fine day. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Truly a heartwarming and wonderful tribute.

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      whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States

      I agree with you on that for sure MsDoira. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Dora Weithers 6 months ago from The Caribbean

      The world needs more daddies like yours whose influence last a lifetime. Thanks for sharing this beautiful father image.

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      whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Blessings on this fine evening. whonu

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      Nicat mammadli 6 months ago

      Wwoooooww its amazing