Father And Son Poem by Mary Nagy

Father And Son

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.

Joseph Daly 28 November 2005

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. Yours Denis Joe

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Ernestine Northover 28 November 2005

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

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Amanda Lukas 28 November 2005

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

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David Darbyshire 29 November 2005

Nice mary, father & son stuff is always cool, Love dave xxx

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hasan tahsin 26 March 2018

Add a comment.superb

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Rebecca Lyle 01 April 2017

I loved this work, beautiful work.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 30 March 2016

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 30 March 2016

Whose luckier? The father or the son? Nice poem and thought.

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Kelly Kurt 30 March 2016

Two sons and four daughters. This applies to both genders. Thanks and congrats

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