Brie Carter

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What Makes A Dad - Poem by Brie Carter

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it... Dad

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  • Charles Horton (6/8/2016 2:40:00 AM)

    Brie, Hi, I love this poem. It shows so much and so gently that God made dads in his image, and all of us too. It is really nicely done.

    I was looking for a poem I liked for fathers day to which I wanted to write some music for my choir at my church. When I ran across yours, it was perfect for what I wanted. I stumbled across it at another website - don't know which one - but it said 'author unknown'. That satisfied me for a while, but I wanted to check it out, and discovered your name attached to it here at I was really happy I had found out at least a name for the somebody who wrote the poem.

    But then, guess what? There are 2 others, John Masaitis and Innocent Timburwa who are here at who also claim authorship. Each of the 3 poems is slightly different from the other - a few words here and there - but it is definitely the same poem. Whose is it? When my choir sings it, I want to give proper credit. BTW, I didn't publish, I just wrote it out for my choir to sing. Please write back and let me know. I'd like to talk a bit more about it, but who? ? ?

    Thanks! Charles Horton
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 12, 2009

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