Sunday, June 19, 2011

Building Fathers

Building Fathers - 06/19/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Brothers,

Back on Father's Day in 2003, I was several years into playing the role of "father" to my own sons when I realized how much I was living what had been given to me.  Inspired by this experience, I wrote a poem about what I had learned being a father and from being fathered.

I share it here with you.

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N

PS - No, there is no "Building Father" book beig written, yet.

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A Father’s There
(Father’s Day 2003)

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to welcome us into the world;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to introduce us to the world he loves;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to help us face our world as we venture forth;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to share the wonders we encounter;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who loved the world so much that he wanted us to be a part of it;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who we can show how much his loving intention was honored;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             whose eyes, voice and spirit lovingly affirms us;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who we can thank for that which we have become;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             deep in our hearts long after his days were ours;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             carried as spirit in our every day actions;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there

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Copyright (c) 2003 John S. Nagy, All Rights Reserved

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Nice, and thanks for sharing my friend and Brother.

Respectfully and Fraternally yours,

Brother Jaccob Merricks
Cannon Memorial Lodge No 626 A.F. & A.M , Kannapolis NC