You may not be the wealthiest Man
let alone be famous
You may not make the trending topics
or the list of the greatest Men
but you are my foundation.
You sacrificed a whole lot
to let me build upon.
Even when juvenile delinquency
consumed my tender existence
still, like a shepherd
You found a way to lead me home
to safety, where I should be.
Now I’m grown
to see and understand
as much as I’ve grown
to discover my pots of gold.
All I can say is
I’ll invest each ounce
Until I become
the wealthy famous Man
that makes the trending topics;
one of the greatest to have lived;
My only prayer is you live to witness
while I watch the smile on your face.
Written for my Dad and shared with O.S.W
27 thoughts on “Poem for Dad”
……………………………………………………………………………*LOST IN MA HEAD*
I had a good father, also.
here’s my tribute. http://ananchorage.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/i-missed-my-dads-birthday-again/
Those are some powerful words.
this is my first read of the day…i saw the tweet and had to read….loved it lordy….they are so special…mine is a rock who kept me straight and boy did he have too….take care my friend…pete
What an absolutely wonderful poem for your father. Great one.
Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/bully/
You’re always a trending topic in my timeline. A true Twitter Diamond! You father sounds like an incredible man. It’s difficult, sometimes, to lead your children down the correct life path. Your father’s patience and dedication to that goal is a wonderful testament to his character. So too, is this poem. Thank you for sharing it!
Aww, beautiful and heartwarming. A nice dedication to your dad. 🙂 JH
what a touching tribute thanks for sharing
Amen… great thoughts… liked your lines so much…
“but you are my foundation.
You sacrificed a whole lot
to let me build upon.”
Thanks for sharing…
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Nice tribute to Father from a grateful son….Nice One Shot…bkm
Nice solid ode to Dad… well done.
Such a beautiful piece, I too can relate. The eagerness, diligence, determination to make ones parents proud. To allow them to watch their offspring flourish & blossom into such a positive influence to those before and after. Very touching indeed 😉
Nicely done! The striving to achieve something great (and I’m sure that father of yours also would say, even if it was never fortune and fame, that you are a treasure far greater!) 🙂 ~April
Well written and heartfelt. Beautiful piece. But no parent asks or needs that from his/her child. What we want is to be loved and for you to keep us in the circle of your life as we surrounded you when you were young, then we want you there for us now we’re old. You’re dad is already as proud of you as he can be! But what a tribute to him, nonetheless!
What a beautiful tribute to your dad.
Nice, solid poem.
I really like this one – I read it two different ways, being both a son and a father.
Nice One Shot, Emmanuel!
Lovely words emmanuel. It must be marvelous for you to have a father like him, and him a son like you.
It was really adorable of you to speak out loud how much he has done for you.
smiles. i hope that he reads it…as a dad i would love to hear these words…great tribute…and always great to see you @ one shot!
no words to say how touching and beautiful this is !!
i have no words to say how beautiful this is. such honor, love and respect in your words…thanks for sharing this – think i will read this to my husband and my son
Dad’s are great aren’t they? Great poetry 🙂
Well expressed both in homage to your father and regarding your personal journey. Fine poem, Em!
I love this poem! I agree with Kavita, a wonderful tribute to great dads everywhere. Bravo!
Amen to that, Em! This was a very fine ode to dad! A great thought, with lovely words!
Happy One Shot!
This is great…
I love this.!!! it is amazing!!! Every good father deserve to read this from his son.
Thumb up dude.
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