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.
©2018 Poetry by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)