Helen Steiner Rice

Ohio / United States
Helen Steiner Rice
Ohio / United States
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Fathers Are Wonderful People

Rating: 4.8
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 accolades 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.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: fathers,fathers day
Chinedu Dike 29 March 2020
A fine and lofty verse ceremoniously rich in tone. A beautiful work of art.
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Navya gupta 18 January 2019
Nice i like this very much because i have a great attachment with my father
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Nisha 22 October 2018
Explanation of poem
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Palak Tiwari 18 June 2018
Really nice I like it
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Khushboo 15 May 2018
I Love this song too much
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Beverly Haines 27 April 2018
I saw this on a funeral booklet just beautiful
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Rajnish Manga 20 June 2016
Extremely wonderful portrayal of the role a father plays for the welfare of the family. Thanks. And we do not sing their praises As often as we should... ....He's a guardian and a guide,
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M Asim Nehal 19 June 2016
Awesome poem on father.....Full marks.
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Savita Tyagi 19 June 2016
Yes watchers are wonderful!
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Susan Williams 19 June 2016
This is a much more loving tribute to Fathers than Anne Bradstreet's.
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