My father, a great man

My father taught me many things

He truly is such a great man

He taught me to live to the fullest

Even when I didn’t have a plan.

He taught me when it was time to be serious

He also explained when I could act like a clown

He showed me how to conquer my fear

And how to pick myself up after falling down.

He taught me how to establish right from wrong

How I should own up if I was to blame

He showed me how to stand up for my beliefs

And to never allow my head to bow in shame.

He taught to never stop fighting

That life will often make me stumble

He showed me how I must keep surviving

And never allow my hopes and dreams to crumble.

My father truly is a great man

He loves life’s joys and handles its pain

He taught me how to follow in his footsteps

To cherish all the memories I shall gain.

I thank you father for all you are

For supporting me and I travel my road

I hope I can make you proud of my choices

As I follow the wisdom you have bestowed.

 

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©2018 Poetry by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)

 

 

 

30 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re blessed to have such a wonderful dad. My father died in 2008. This poem reminded me of him.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      His memories will live on with you forever… ❤

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  2. AshRose says:

    Ohhh woow beautiful…

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  3. Blended Hope says:

    This was beautiful❤️

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it… X

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  4. Very beautifully experienced Heart touching ❤️ I hope I make my father proud too ☺️

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m sure you will… X

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      1. That’s so sweet of you to say❤️

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  5. Naddy says:

    Thanks for sharing! I miss my dad and this really brought back a connection that I have been longing for.. 🤗

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  6. This was a beautiful poem and I am sure your amazing father will love it!!! I have not been close to my father as he has been absent from my life. My Grandfather, which is his father, was an amazing man that I will always treasure. He passed away almost 5 years ago, but he love will always remain in my heart!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad you liked it… I’m also glad you have great memories to cherish forever… X

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      1. I will always cherish my Grandfather’s memories. He is my heart!

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  7. Chris.Lemos says:

    I was in midst of writing a card for my dad!! Beautifully written… made me emotional

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      😊… Thank you for reading it… X

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  8. shoniessky says:

    Beautiful!

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  9. The Not Fake DC says:

    Nicely said

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you for reading…

      Like

  10. Hey Suki, It’s been a while. How are you? Miss your posts. 🙂

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Hi! Sorry, been busy! Trying to get my focus back… X

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      1. Good to know you’re fine. 🙂 Relax

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