Our Wish For All Fathers Today
ONLY A DAD
Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.
Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.
—Edgar A. Guest
We want to wish, from the very bottom of our hearts,
A Most Beautiful Father’s Day to All of The Dads Out There This Day.
And, to those whose father is no longer here for you to cherish —
We wish you comfort and peace in your happiest memories of him.
Hugs, CJ and Morguie
For My Own Precious Daddy, Who Is Now Absent from My World
On this, the 3rd Father’s Day To Pass Since You Went to Your Eternal Rest:
I want you to know you live forever within my broken heart…
For every day, I think of you, cherish you, and miss you so much.
Wherever you may be, Daddy Dear… know always that I love you.
Your Daughter, Colleen
©2014, C.S. Thompson.