Love of a Father


The daughter is the feminine side of the father;
The son, the father in a younger version;
The father loves them both;
But expresses it differently.

He may not cuddle his child like the mother does;
But that doesnโ€™t mean he has no affection for him;
He watches over the kid with hawk-like eyes;
Ever ready to come to his rescue come what may.

Tenderness is a trait every father has;
Although we may not see it in his actions;
But if only you would take time and look into his eyes

You would realize he loves you more than you think.

Our mothers are irreplaceable and so are our fathers;
Their firmness and strength of character is to keep us safe;
Mothers bear our pain with us;
But the fatherโ€™s touch takes the pain away.

He teaches him the way he should go…

So whenever he scolds or shouts in anger;
And you run away crying;
He cries with you in his heart;
And feels your hurt in his silence.

A fatherโ€™s love, who can understand?
Strong and firm, harsh but kind;
Not always expressive but always present;
His love is felt most in his silence.

Let’s celebrate our fathers in our hearts at all times. ๐Ÿ™‚ Photo credits to Google(c) Images.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. What truth you have expressed, Josey! Amen

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  2. Lester Young says:

    So very beautiful!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Lester! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hi hon, wonderful traits and I certainly miss them coming from a man… my grandfather was all these!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God for his life, Deb. I pray that all memories you have of him would be deeply treasured in your heart. Have a nice day, dear!

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  4. A very special poem to me, thanks for sharing it! God bless!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad it is to you, Wendell! Much blessings to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. eddaz says:

    This is absolutely a very lovely write up… beautiful and reminds me of my dad when he used to smack me๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Haha…those moments were not fun, were they? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. eddaz says:

        At all they weren’t ๐Ÿ˜€ i didnt like that about him but now understand why he had to spank and scold me.

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  6. Kaycee says:

    Very lovely…

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Kaycee

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  7. JeNom says:

    Hi Joseyphina,

    You are on point about fathers. Your piece is actually a description of me.

    Though not all men will agree with your opening line, but we all do have a feminine side, whether father to a daughter or not.

    Thank you.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, JeNom. Much appreciated.

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