We look at our fathers as men who are strong
Someone with character who never does wrong.
He takes us for rides in his brand new car
And never scolds us no matter how bad we are.
He lets us eat junk food and make a big mess
And when Mom complains, he says, “Now, dear, Father knows best”.
He learned to change diapers when we were much more than wet
And he doesn’t say a word when we bring home stray pets.
He lets us stay up ‘til all hours of the night
And takes our side when we get in a fight.
He knows how to cook and do laundry too
And gets up early to make sure we go to school.
Sometimes we take great vacations together
And we always have fun no matter what the weather.
Of course, we know there’s no such thing as a perfect dad
But my Dad’s the best friend that I ever had.
Take care of your father whether you are a daughter or son
And don’t forget to thank him for all that’s he’s done.
Marian L. Wilcoxon is a poet and writer from Columbia, Maryland. She is an active member of First Baptist Church of Gilford. This article is used by permission. © 2003 BlackandChristian.com. All Rights Reserved.