A Father’s Love

Nothing in the world
like a father’s love

And nothing better than
our Father up above

They both love us
deeply as the other

In life we’re all
a sister or brother

And their little babies
the Fathers do protect

They are deserving of
our gratitude and respect

For if they scold
it’s because They should

Only to be done
for our own good

And  a Father’s love
runs so very deep

It is something that
you will forever keep!

Teresa Marie  10/12/11

 Short Story Slam Week 12 Submission


31 thoughts on “A Father’s Love

  1. I have a very difficult relationship with my father; my mother left him before I was born, as he was a violent alcoholic (he still drinks) and often put her life in danger. I didn’t know any of this until I was fourteen, and by then I had forged a very strong bond with my dad. It’s difficult loving someone because they’re family, but hating them because they hurt everyone. So this poem gives me hope that there are wonderful fathers out there.

    1. Wow!! My daughter could so relate right now with what you just said. She is 13 and her father (who abused me for 12 years) has just started abusing her. She has that love/hate thing going on right now too! But, she told my present husband that it was because of him that she knew what a father was suppose to be. He treats her like she is another one of his own daughters (he has 2). She really loves him almost as much as I do, lol! Blessings and peace be with you, Terri

  2. I’m in a similar boat as halfwaybetween the gutter. In fact, if you’re interested, you can read the following true life account of a small part of it. The man I called Dad wasn’t even my father; my father gave me up for adoption to my stepdad when I was five. So, no, I can’t relate any great feelings for my earthly father(s).
    Here’s a link to the story: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/those-dreaded-friday-night-lights-2/

    And here is my offering for this weeks prompt. Don’t let it fool you; I wasn’t that great a dad either. Nothing like what I went through, but I could have done a lot better: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/foobaw-daddy-foobaw/

  3. OH! Enough about me! I love your poem, Terri! And it is nice to hear these kinds of stories. t is wonderful to hear stoies from those who have enjoyed the benefits and love of having a wonderful father!

    1. Charlie, Thanks for the compliment! I remember my dad spanking me one time in my entire life and that’s ’cause I took my little brother (me on my bike and him on his trike) around the block and scared my dad half to death! I would have spanked me too. And I don’t mean with a belt or anything so awful as that, I’m talking a crack on the backside, lol! My dad worked a lot when we were little but I’ve never doubted his love for us all (especially his girls). I’m sorry that you can’t recount these sort of fond memories too! Peace and love, Terri

    1. Amen! We hear plenty about “dead-beat dads” but not nearly enough about the good ones. And then again, there are the dad’s that are falsely accused by vicious ex-wives too. I hate that! And I don’t use that word often but “if the shoe fits”. Thanks for the comment and compliment! Blessings, Terri

    1. Zongrik, I wrote my dad a Father’s Day poem last year that almost made him cry. I love my dad very much and I think he knows that pretty well by now. I read your poem too and left you a comment. Blessings…

  4. Yes, love lives on forever and a father’s love is the best. Thank you for writing such a beautiful poem, Teresa Marie.

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