No Father, Just a Dad

Didn’t have no father
Just a father figure
Came in the form of a elderly black man with polio
A tongue that tripped, stuttered & quivered
With every word he delivered
And couldn’t get around to good
But would…..
Go beyond his disabilities to make sure I was good
Gave me shelter and provided food for a dude
I never called him my father
For see in my eyes I see a father as a sperm donor
Any body can be a father
But a dad….
A dad is a man who incarnates life
And builds up a better chance for the future by teaching of his mistakes
So that his child doesn’t make the same ones
But better yet new ones
So when they grow up they can share knowledge
Of not only their’s Dad’s teachings
But of their own
And by doing so we can make do of progress instead
Of generations that back track the same footprints
But molding new footprints that shall pave a road
To a better tomorrow
So I never called him father
For see in my eyes
He is my – Dad
And though we do not throb & pulsate of the same blood
We are connected by heart
But today is Father’s Day
A day to commemorate your father
So I thank my father
I thank him for not being in my life
For him not being there
Has allowed me to create a better person
For when I have children
To not be a father
-one who creates off spring
But a dad
-one who creates life

No Father, Just a Dad

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Davis, United States

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A father is one who brings life into the world
A dad is one who harnesses that life into the world
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