Mawunyo Adjei

Rookie - 220 Points (November 1,1994)

There Stands The Man. - Poem by Mawunyo Adjei

There stands the man, as tall as the Everest Mountain.
When I had four legs, you would throw me so high and
I'd come down with a broad smile because I felt safe in
your warm outstretched arms. I never got to know how you
do your coin trick.
The few times you hugged me felt like a journey to the
end of the world on an elephant.
You never completed the story about the creatures who
descended from the stars every night to bring food to
everyone awake.

Anytime my friends said nice things about their fathers
in my presence, I would be silent because I thought I had
nothing to write home about when it had to do with my father.
Legends are right when they say 'you don't know what you
have until you lose it'.
I don't ever want to repeat this on my death bed
regretfully someday so I listed all the good things about
you, that I may proclaim it boastfully on your birthday
instead of waiting till a tribute.


I'm learning to count my blessings one by one.Yes! , I
may not be in the royal family of England nor amongst the Rockefellers but this one thing I can proudly boast of,
'I have the happiest family in the world'. I don't care
anymore what the world thinks about you.They didn't carry
me on their shoulders to watch the most prestigious
festival neither did they hold my hand on my 1st day at
school, the world did not buy me my favorite toy as well,
you did.
There stands the man, of course he stands tall in my heart.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poetry for all we who do not realize the super dad we have because we are too busy comparing them with others. 'I love you dad', when was the last time you ever said this?

Comments about There Stands The Man. by Mawunyo Adjei

  • Gold Star - 10,337 Points Allotey Abossey (5/22/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    Just yesterday I had words to write a poem on how that we should tell people how much they mean to us while we have the opportunity, if we have to write about them let's do it. Good work there my friend... God bless you (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Brianna Winebarger (12/20/2013 8:34:00 AM)

    Very good. You tell your painful story, your fears. My favorite line Anytime my friends said nice things about their fathers in my presence, I would be silent because I thought I had nothing to write. It is raw, like you can feel the little boy crying out. Good job (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,743 Points Gajanan Mishra (11/25/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    there stands the man, I like it, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014


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