THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN


On Father’s Day I think of you
And the children that we share,
You have been a great Father,
And always showed your care.

The children of our hearts ~
Now quite fully grown,
You can reap the benefits
Of the seeds that you have sown.

They love you with a passion,
Laugh and share your days,
You have always been there,
In oh so many ways.

You walked the floor with them
And wiped away their tears
You carried them in your arms
And gently calmed their fears,

You have driven them to University,
To music and their sport,
The time has flown so quickly ~
Much faster than we thought.

You discuss politics with them
And the latest garden news,
Always you have listened
And respected their differing views.

They are who they are
Because they come from you,
I just want to tell you
That I share their pride too.

A special man – a man of few words,
And I know that they are glad,
That you are their special friend
And they can call you “Dad.”


© Linda J. Vaughan


September 2006


The Pages of Avalon

Music - "The Living Years"