A Few Words From Dad

(a Father's Day poem)

Well, you’re my kids, and I’m your dad
It’s the best job that I've ever had
Sometimes it’s hard and often tough
It’s not easy figurin’ out this stuff

We look at life a different way
You roll your eyes at things I say
I say black and you say white
I can’t wait for the day when I am right

So on this day set apart for me
I’d like to share some thoughts, you see
A few things that I want you to know
Some important stuff. Ready?

Here goes:

Eat your veggies and grow up strong
Know the difference between right and wrong
Sit up straight, and hold the door
Keep your laundry off the floor

Say your prayers and trust in Him
Know that cheaters never win
Hope for the best and wear a smile
Help your friends, go the extra mile

Study your Bible, and don’t forget to pray
Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what can be done today
Love your Mom with all your heart
Read lots of books, that’ll make you smart

Know that life is more than toys
And sharing is the key to Joy
Always be kind, don’t ever tease
Say “yes sir”, “yes ma'am”, “thank-you” and “please”

Watch out for what others call success
You can be happy, even when you have less
Don’t chase money, resist the pull
Strive to live a life that’s full

I have much more I’d like to say
But I think that’s enough for you today
Oh, one more thing, and then I’m done
Please know that you are deeply loved