Father Will You Teach Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a Poem I wrote about the bond between sons and fathers and the important role a father plays in a childs life and learning process.

Father will you teach me?

Father will you teach me

his young son timidly inquires,

to be strong like you ?

His Father proudly replies;

it’s the job I was meant to do

Father will you teach me

all the things a boy should know?

Like how to catch a ball

and even how to throw?

His father laughingly replies,

it will be my biggest honor

to show you As yougrow.

Father will you teach me

how to win the game?

His Father sternly replies,

I’ll teach you it isn’t about winning

but instead it’s how you play.

Father will you teach me

how to be a man,

how to always do what’s right

and be proud of who I am?

His father lovingly replies,

son I will do my best to teach you

and I’ll always keep in mind,

that you are watching all I do

to see what you can find.

Natalie D. McCart -2007

Submitted: January 31, 2010

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Have read and given "I Like It" votes to all of your posting. Decided to comment on this posting because it is my personal favorite. Liked the use of dialogue or "voices" of both the father and his son. Though quotes "" might be appropriate to denote the words being spoken. Some readers might not be able to distinguish them without the quotes "".

All of your postings were excellent and enjoyable to read.

Thank you for becoming a fan. Most appreciative.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 2:31am


Thank you and I will go back and take a look to add quotes. I just read one of yours and I plan to read more. You have quite a few listed and I anticipate curling up maybe tomorrow with a hot chocolate and digging in.

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 6:37pm

Sara Blake

This was a heartwarming poem. Once again, great job! ^-6

Thu, February 4th, 2010 8:42am


Thank you.

Fri, February 5th, 2010 5:34pm


I thought this poem was beautiful! Really well written. I'll definitely read more of your work :)

Mon, February 8th, 2010 1:56am


Thank you. I am new and don't have too many people yet reading my work. I think I commented on a couple of yours this morning or last night but keep me updated and I will head your way often to see what your brewing!

Sun, February 7th, 2010 8:45pm

Vincey Delaney

Oh, this is very heartwarming and uplifting!!! I especially loved the last line!! Great job, so much love into it!!!

Mon, February 8th, 2010 3:38pm


Thank you.

Mon, February 8th, 2010 3:07pm


This is a heartwarming poem that was written beautifully. I loved it. Jessica :)

Sat, February 13th, 2010 1:34am


Thanks. I wrote for my husband about my two boys.

Sat, February 13th, 2010 8:58am

Mistress of Word Play

I was impressed with the emotions portrayed in your poem. The mood you set was perfection. Susan :)

Sat, February 13th, 2010 6:23am


Thank you.

Sat, February 13th, 2010 8:51am


yes, good poem, reminds me of 'If' by Kipling, well done.

Mon, February 15th, 2010 11:38am


I will have to look up 'If' by Kipling and read. Thank you.

Mon, February 15th, 2010 2:19pm


i liked this poem, it was good, i never realy saw an extream importance on the father role because i never realy had a great father myself. but i see that apparebtly it's important to somechildren's development, and it's unfortuanate when children have to go without. lovely.

Sat, February 20th, 2010 2:08pm


It is important. But it is just as important to have a good role model. In my opinion it is better to have one parent that is good then two and one of them be abusive or unhealthy. Thanks for reading.

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 7:46pm


Aah, very nice indeed! As a dad of three young boys myself I can relate to this. My eldest is just 4, so I expect to have conversations like this in the not too distant future. Beautiful.

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 9:09pm


Thank you. You have a lot to look forward to! Little boys are awesome!

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 6:32pm

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