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My Dad !!

Poetry By: attanasio

Shared a great day recently with my brothers and dad and was compelled to write about him.

Submitted:Nov 8, 2012    Reads: 23    Comments: 8    Likes: 4   

When I was just a little lad

I looked up, at my tall dad

Trying to walk, not crawl

His hand, helping me not fall


When I was but a young boy

Sharing time with dad, a joy

Bouncing me on his knee

Meant the whole world to me


When my age was, five or six

Whatever I broke, dad would fix

Around the age of eight or nine

My dad taught me, not to whine


When I first became a teen

His firmness, I thought mean

I was certain I knew it all

Dad thought I had, a lot of gall


Butting heads, from time to time

He held me down, I tried to climb

I wanted to be on my own

I thought I was full grown


I left home, to make my way

Dad knew one day, I'd go away

He prayed for my safe return

The war, was his main concern


Three years later, I was a man

On my two feet, I could stand

Coming home, I watched my dad

Working hard, most always glad


Six siblings, still home in the nest

My dad tirelessly, doing his best

Doing for all, what they'd expect

For my dad, I had found respect


For our family, he gave his all

No person's need, ever too small

One by one, they too left home

My dad ensured, they weren't alone


When my mom was about to die

I saw my dad break down and cry

"I guess I'm weak", he said to me

I hugged my dad, I disagreed


Now my dad is ninety-one

His kindness shines like the sun

A gentleman, to all that know

His loving heart remains aglow


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