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    Fathers Are Wonderful People

    by Helen Steiner Rice:

    Fathers are wonderful people
    Too little understood,
    And we do not sing their praises
    As often as we should.

    For somehow, Father seems to be
    The man who pays the bills,
    While Mother binds up little hurts
    And nurses all our ills.

    And Father struggles daily
    To live up to "his image"
    As protector and provider
    And "hero of the scrimmage."

    And perhaps that is the reason
    We sometimes get the notion
    That Fathers are not subject
    To the thing we call emotion.

    But if you look inside Dad's heart,
    Where no one else can see...
    You'll find he's sentimental
    And as "soft" as he can be.

    But he's so busy every day
    In the grueling race of life,
    He leaves the sentimental stuff
    To his partner and his wife.

    But Fathers are just "wonderful"
    In a million different ways,
    And they merit loving compliments
    And accolade of praise.

    For the only reason Dad aspires
    To fortune and success
    Is to make the family proud of him,
    And to bring them happiness.

    And like our Heavenly Father,
    He's a guardian and a guide,
    Someone that we can count on
    To be always on our side.
    Last edited by Luba; 06-12-2012 at 01:05 PM.

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    Re: Fathers Are Wonderful People

    that's beautiful!!!
    Life is what you make of it. Make it happen.

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    Re: Fathers Are Wonderful People

    I saw a guest reading this and thought I would bring it back to light. "Father's Day" shouldn't only be celebrated once a year, but every day.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Fathers Are Wonderful People

    Too lovely not to be bumped up for the wonderful fathers in our lives, not only our own fathers, but husbands and sons, too.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Fathers Are Wonderful People

    Quote Originally Posted by Luba View Post
    Too lovely not to be bumped up for the wonderful fathers in our lives, not only our own fathers, but husbands and sons, too.
    Scrolling through the "Inspirational" forum, I came across this beautiful poem just in time to honour Fathers for their special day this coming Sunday.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Fathers Are Wonderful People

    What a great poem. It sums up what a Father is. I like it.

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