The Art of Being a Father

Fathers are distant yet near.

The good ones do what they have to do before doing what they want to do.

They pick you up and hold you high.

They watch over you quietly from the sidelines.

They try to avoid distractions and temptation.

They try to be better than their fathers

Whether they were bad or good


My Dad - #26


And although they may not express it all that well or all that often...

Their love for you is constant

It follows you

Wherever you go

Wherever you are

Close your eyes

Return to your earliest memory

You are taking your first steps

And even though he is on the other side of the room

He is ready to run and catch you

If you fall somewhere in the middle

Where everything happens

Sometimes you make it into his arms

Other times he reaches out and grabs you

Breaking your fall

This plays on again and again

As life throws you up and down

And as your father remains there

Ready to catch you

Even when he has gone


Happy Father's Day to all the Dads here and gone.