My dad is my hero,
In oh, so many ways.
He's there when I need love.
He's there when I need praise.
My dad likes to spend time with me.
I get to ride upon his back.
We read books and laugh and play,
And sometimes share a snack.
My dad 's a very smart man.
He makes a lot of sense.
He knows when I need protection, or
When I need confidence.
My dad's very brave, you know.
He's not afraid of bugs that wiggle!
When he runs and hides from them,
It's just to make me giggle.
My dad can be very serious.
That's when I see him care.
For when I'm doing something wrong,
He'll give me quite a glare!
My dad can be silly.
When acting goofy, he's a scream!
To see him try to dance or juggle,
Is a really funny scene.
My dad always keeps me safe.
He warns me when there is danger.
He holds my hand when crossing streets,
And says, “never talk to a stranger”.
My dad's a very rich man!
And when I asked him why.
It's something about the joy I give him,
That money couldn't buy.
My dad makes me feel better,
'Cause when I'm feeling really sad.
He holds me tight, then whispers,
“You give the best hugs I've ever had!”
Copyright: Michael Byron Smith
This rhyming verse was written by children. I just gathered their thoughts and hopes. Share this with new fathers, young fathers, fathers-to-be, confused fathers, or any man who doubts the tremendous need his children have for his love, attention, protection, sense of humor, discipline, and hugs!
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