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This was a tribute on Father's Day to a wonderful father whom I so dearly admire.

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Sheeka
I really liked this poem! I was looking for a poem to give my father for Father's day and everything I was looking for was too cheesy, but when I came to this one it was saying everything I wanted to say. It even brought a tear to my eyes. Thanks for writing this!
Edna
I liked the poem. It reminded me of my dad. I want to print it in my Church newsletter. Is that okay?
carla jasmine
I love thiz poem it really touched me cuz I have a dad that loves me so much. I am like his little girl even though I have a younger sister so I am the world to him
tiffany
this poem touched my heart i really felt like that even though i'm going to be a teenager my dad dioesn't live with me but,thanxs anyway

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Dad

I know itís not often enough I share with you Dad;

Seems long ago, when I was young;
I looked to you for guidance and love;
I listened to you;
Relied on you;
And craved for your attention.

And as I grew, you stood patiently behind me,
Allowing me to stretch my wings;
Test the waters,
And make my mistakes.

Thank you for loving me as you do;
Enough to let me take a fall
While you waited in the sidelines;
Enough to watch quietly
As I matured and learned.

It may not be often enough I share with you Dad;

But thank you for being the father that you are;
A father whom I am proud of ...
A father I can still turn to for guidance and love ...
No matter how old I really am.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Donna
Wow. I'm speechless. My father passed away a year ago and he was the light that warmed me through my life. I have been searching for a poem to have above my favorite picture of him and this one fits the bill. You have touched my heart and made me remember all my favorite things about my dad.
kelsey
this poem is amazing. and it is sooo true
shirley
thank you so much my dad will love it. i think that you or amzing . so thanks agin
janine
i love your poem. the words are organized. i am also touched because i am proud of my dad.
cristina
i love your poem,i lost my father and reading this makes me feel like as if he was right next to me. It brings back so many wonderful memories. i love it its a wonderful poem.
steffie
i love this poem. i can relate!
Sandra
This poem really touched home, it was a real inspiration. Thank you!
Leslie
This poem hit hard, because me and my dad are not close, but when I need him he is ALWAYS there. He has always stood in the background waiting for me to ask him,cause he knows that I can take care of myself. Thank you for putting it into words.
Carol
Decided to make my Dad a Christmas card this year for his 84th christmas. Your poem brought tears to my eyes and touched me deeply - thank you.
Sue
Thank you for letting me share this poem. It was just what I needed but couldn't write myself.
alex
hiya! this poem is lovely i am 15 and i love my dad so much and 2 him i will always be his 'baby'my dad means the world 2 me and he is my world bt i dnt no wt i wud do if my world fell apart i will keep this poem close 2 my heart and remember all the gd times cz i dnt think there is any bad 1's xxxxxxxxx
Ulli
i like the peom a lot! i'm currently spending a year in the united states and I'm living on my own without my family and whenever i think about all the things i had with my dad and how much i truly love him i could cry when i read the poem because it really means a lot to me.
Brae
this poem really touched me like no other. my dad has always been there for me when i was sad, happy, or mad at my best friend. this poem really goes with my relationship with my father. this is one of the best poems i have read about father and daughter relationships.
stephanie (tweety)
im really into your poem i understand your reltionship with u and your father yall both shared a special bond its dat me and my father dont your poem touched me
Spudzie
your poem titles Dad was sent to a friend of mine the day her dad passed away "2-6-2005" and it ment alot to her jus to recieve this. She said its like you were talking bout her dad.
Steve
Thank you for your thoughts and words in this poem. I am including a copy of this in my Dad's 79th birthday card in February. It touched my heart and reflected my spirit. Steve
miss
hi kit ur poem is really good. iam impress by ur special ways. keep it up.
Christina
I really love this poem. I needed something for school to show my favorite or one of the best poems I've seen and this is my choice.
Leah
Thank-you for giving words to how I feel. My father spends so much time on what he thinks of as his failures as a father and doesn't realize how much of a positive influence he made in my life. I try to let him know that he is someone to be proud of. I hope he knows how much he is loved. This poem can be a help.
lizzie
it was really good i could of cried
lee
This Poem was very touching.
Maura
IT WAS SO SPASHEL TO ME BECAUSE I SPIN TIME WITH MY DAD!
lucy
i realy likethis one its good
priscilla
i love this poems its so good me and my dad are like that we get along great and so well he does everything in the world for me keep righting your poems #1
Annette
I looked and looked for an appropiate poem to give to my husband from his childern for fathers day. In my search I found your poem. My childern and I thank you for the words to express the love they share with thier dad. thanks
Jocelyn
I really liked your poem, this afternoon my father whent to the hospital because he had a high pressure. I really dont see my father that much but when they told me that he was feeling sick it reminded me when i was a little girl how much fun i would have with my father im his "little Girl" this poem touched my heart very much and it expresses what i feel for my dad. thank you for this poem i'm going to go visit him and im going to read him this poem.
Mich
I recently lost my father and when I read this poem it reminded me of the love I still have for my him and the relationship we had. It is a beautiful piece, very touching!
WYNEISHA
ME AND MY DAD HAS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP, AND WHEN I READ YOUR POEM, I TRULY FELT HOW A FATHER AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP REALLY IS. I AM REALLY GLAD THAT I READ THIS POEM, BECAUSE IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW CLOSE ME AND MY DAD REALLY ARE.
Julie
I loved this peom. The words express what I feel for my father
erin
this poem is very sweet and brought tears to my eyes becuase my dad died and this reminded me how much he was truely there for me and always stood by my side no matter what. it is a great poem
Jennifer
I loved this poem it is really good. It made me cry just think about my dad.
Clayton
Great poem for a father
Kara
This was a great poem. it really relates to the relationship I have with my dad.
lee
This poem was the only poem that made tears run down my face.
Rachelle
Very nice.
Cara
I was looking for something appropriate to send to my father this father's day.thank you for expressing perfectly what I feel.
Stefanie
This is a beatiful poem. My Dad recently had Heart Failure and I shared this poem with him to show him my love. He was filled with tears of love :)
Barbara
Kit, I liked reading your poem (DAD) It was good to read something straight from the heart. I sent it to my father who is very long distince away. Thanks. I needed that! LOL!
Kelly
I live quite some distance from my family and friends. I cried as I read these words. Living distant from my family and watching as my parents grow older and older each time I see them makes me appreciate them more each day. Thank you for reminding of that.
BELLE
YOU NO HOW TO TOUCH A HEART STRING!
steff
heartfelt, made me cry.

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