Father's Day Like None Other Poem by Richard Wlodarski

Father's Day Like None Other

Rating: 4.7

It's Father's Day today
Not quite like yesterday
The silent enemy
Forcing us to be friends

It's day for fathers to share
Experience from wisdom
Sons and daughters to listen
Just sit and really listen

It's Father's Day like none other
Time for us to come together
To toast to small victories
Forget forgive the losses

It's Father's Day pray
Dogs playing with cats
Wolves not preying on sheep
Angels not in harm's way

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: communication,fathers day,forgiveness,love,spirit
To those of you who are fathers...congratulations! You brought into this world a gift from God. That gift should always be cherished. To those of you who are that gift...please remember that it is cherished. Always by God! If the gift has been damaged, please ask God to repair it. God always mends! Some repair takes a little longer...it always comes.
Susan Williams 21 June 2020

Definitely not your normal greeting card Father's Day poem. I like the gritty reality and the beautiful plea to forgive and move on- life is too short to relive the same day or days over and over and over until the grudges of the past swallows any promise of a better and different tomorrow. Excellent write straight from the heart and soul of one of God's followers.

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Mokhele Mabaso 12 October 2022

What a poem! What an acknowledgement!

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Richard Wlodarski 12 October 2022

I greatly appreciate your very positive response, Mokhele.

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Indira Renganathan 11 August 2022

A beautiful special write on Father's Day.....interesting to read

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Richard Wlodarski 11 August 2022

And I see that you've read it a 2nd time in the span of 1 month. I greatly appreciate that, Indira!

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Richard Wlodarski 02 July 2022

Dear Poets: You have all overwhelmed me with joy with your very positive responses. I'm not certain where they all came from. They weren't always there. Sincerest thx to all of you!

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Indira Renganathan 02 July 2022

Superb write on Father's Day but with a twist on the damaged relationship too... my appreciations

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Richard Wlodarski 02 July 2022

Indira, it makes me happy that you've enjoyed this poem so much. Many thanks!

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Unnikrishnan E S 15 March 2022

I missed out reading this gem for two long years. Yes,2020 changed our outlook on llife. And sure, "dogs playing with cats and wolves stopped preying on deer"… marvellous poem!

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Richard Wlodarski 02 July 2022

And in those 2 long years, I somehow missed all the poets' comments. My sincerest apologies to you and all the other poets. It's always an honour for me to have my poetry read by you and the other esteemed poets!

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