Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Father And Son - Poem by Mary Nagy

You're standing in the doorway.
Your workday is all done.
He waits to see you everyday,
this boy that is your son.

He hopes you will go fishing.
He hopes you'll shoot the gun.
He just wants to be with you,
this boy that is your son.

He is your spitting image.
To him you are ''The One''.
He hopes to be just like you,
this boy that is your son.

You show him what a man is.
You teach as you have fun.
You are admired as well as loved
by this boy that is your son.

You've got a friend forever.
Until the world is done.
Then, still you will be holding
this man that is your son.

Comments about Father And Son by Mary Nagy

  • (3/26/2018 9:48:00 PM)

    Add a comment.superb (Report) Reply

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  • Rebecca Lyle (4/1/2017 4:19:00 PM)

    I loved this work, beautiful work. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2016 11:34:00 PM)

    The most intimate relationship between a son and his father has been unfolded very beautifully in this equally beautiful poem.
    Heartiest Congratulations on the Poem of the Day for this lovely poem.
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  • David Lumpkin (3/30/2016 11:10:00 PM)

    Whose luckier? The father or the son?
    Nice poem and thought.
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  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2016 1:43:00 PM)

    Two sons and four daughters. This applies to both genders. Thanks and congrats (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (3/30/2016 1:24:00 PM)

    The simplicity with which you tell this story of the relationship between father and son emphasizes its endearing nature. Congrats on Poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/30/2016 11:47:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poetry! ! Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/30/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    For most boys their fathers are their role model- a friend, philosopher and a guide. Thanks for this lovely poem that is more than a commentary on father - son relationship. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher (3/30/2016 8:46:00 AM)

    Happy to see this poem as a poem of they day, well done mary (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem, so so true. My eldest is just like his Daddy in every way :) (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (3/30/2016 6:23:00 AM)

    That's how I feel about my son too. Congratulations on poem of the day with such a sweet poem. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (3/30/2016 4:53:00 AM)

    lovely poem! Thanks for sharing it. Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/30/2016 1:38:00 AM)

    This boy that is your son! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Ojogba Daniel (3/30/2016 1:38:00 AM)

    As a lad I thought daddy was just too busy for nothing. But now I understand why he was. Thanks for shearing. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/30/2016 1:15:00 AM)

    kudos to fathers, the often less celebrated head of the home. congratulations Mary (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2005 10:59:00 AM)

    Such a touching poem Mary, makes me think of my husband comes home how our son runs up to see him. Very nice! (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2005 1:03:00 AM)

    Nice mary, father & son stuff is always cool, Love dave xxx (Report) Reply

  • (11/28/2005 6:54:00 PM)

    This is great stuff Mary. In today's world of feminisation it is good to see the value of masculine traits appreciated.

    It is so wonderfully put together and the final line of each stanza is fantastic. Men are not all Homer Simpsons, and it is good that responsibilities are recognised.

    Superb Mary, as always.


    Denis Joe
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  • Ernestine Northover (11/28/2005 4:01:00 PM)

    Oh Mary, what a smasher! ! ! ! A really lovely write here, congrats indeed. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (11/28/2005 3:01:00 PM)

    I find it touching, myself. It's nice to know such great fathers are out there. I personally believe it to be rare. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 13, 2006

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