Mahfooz Ali

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Thank You, Father

Poem by Mahfooz Ali

Fathers hold you when you have bad dreams
And they comfort you when all is lost it seems.
Fathers teach you to dribble a basketball and shoot a free throw
And they lead you as you grow.
Fathers teach you how to drive a car
And they try to teach you how to putt for par.
Fathers wipe the tears of your broken heart
And they hold your hand when you don't know how to start.
Fathers quiz the boys who take you on a date
And they scold those boys who bring you home late.
Fathers carry you on their shoulders when you're too small to see
And they watch as you giggle when they bounce you on their knee.
Fathers extend their feet to you when they teach you how to dance
And they always give you a second chance.
Fathers wait in the wings while you start your own life
And they pray for a husband to make you a wife.
Fathers walk you down the aisle on your wedding day
But fathers never really give their little girls away.


Comments about Thank You, Father by Mahfooz Ali

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.sAbhimanyu Kumar.s (11/22/2017 7:26:00 AM)

    Beautiful verses on fathers. Indeed they encourage you for everything.(Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (10/12/2015 9:45:00 PM)

    Verily, father's love is the second greatest love on earth,
    fathers are a great source of assistance to their children.
    Loved reading it...........10(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (1/24/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    A nice gratitude to fathers..................10(Report)Reply

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  • Key'aira Johnson (3/4/2012 9:12:00 AM)

    I loved it, just beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • Amber Marie (9/11/2011 6:17:00 PM)

    OH! this touched my heart deeply! How this is so ture baout dds who actually care! I love simplythe way you put the words. I really do :)(Report)Reply

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  • Jordan Giveans (6/18/2010 7:19:00 PM)

    i loved this poem. it reminds me of my dad! ! ! i feel like crying(Report)Reply

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  • Katie Holmes (3/6/2010)

    this poem is beautiful and moving. I love it, and it is so true! ! it tells how a good father is and some of the things a loving father will do. This is exquisite.(Report)Reply

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  • Rosa Banks (11/29/2009 5:40:00 PM)

    That sounds nice well if your dad did that then he was a good dad i wish my dad were still here to help me like your dad did but what can i do? still good job!(Report)Reply

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  • Rosa Banks (11/29/2009 5:39:00 PM)

    That sounds nice well if your dad did that then he was a good dad i wish my dad were still here to help me like your dad did but what can i do? still good job!(Report)Reply

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  • Neha Aradhye (6/20/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    lovely, i must say & also very true... :)
    keep it work & all the very best...
    ;)(Report)Reply

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  • foxy babii (6/13/2008 5:40:00 AM)

    wow thats awesome poem
    it has touched me(Report)Reply

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  • Mansi Sharma (5/11/2008 6:44:00 AM)

    wow! !
    really a Nice poem: -)
    awesome use of imagery! !
    i could actually picturize the whole poem...great work! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • MCKENZi : ] (2/18/2008 5:59:00 PM)

    reminds me so much of my daddy. i love him soo much! it must be hard to be a dad, not that i would know, but he does such a great job!

    great poem by the way : ](Report)Reply

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  • Ray T the Poet ! (1/10/2008 2:33:00 AM)

    Its very cool, soothing, and sets many boundaries for fathers. I am a father and I have been through many journeys and success with my daughter. We need more encouragent for our Men and Fathers out there.(Report)Reply

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  • Amber Ross (7/26/2007 9:54:00 PM)

    i loved your poem, it was awsome keep writing please...(Report)Reply

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  • JESSiCA .k (6/28/2007 11:57:00 PM)

    i liked your poem, i wish i would have that opportunity with my dad.(Report)Reply

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  • Analisssa Range (12/12/2006 2:25:00 PM)

    Oh my God i love this poem! i think im going to use it in my dads Christmas card if thats alright with you(Report)Reply

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  • Aisha Sherazi (5/22/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    Soooooooooo lovely, you have made me miss my father more than I usually do! Nice poem Mahfooz. Peace, Aisha(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006



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