What Makes A Dad Poem by Brie Carter

What Makes A Dad



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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ashwani Shukla 14 May 2018

Hi Brie, Could you please let me know when did you compose this poem?

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Joshua preast 23 April 2018

It’s amazing I sent this poem to my dad he came back to me.

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Charles Horton 08 June 2016

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 PoemHunter.com. 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 PH.com 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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Ashwani Shukla 14 May 2018

Hi Charles, You would be a bit surprised to know that even Brie Carter is not the original composer of the poem. I Ashwani Shukla composed this poem when I was in class 6th (i.e. year 2002) and gave it to be published in the annual school magazine. Since then many people have hosted in on their sites with author unknown but here people claim to be the one. I still have the original writing of it on a piece of paper.

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