The Father

His face beamed

His eyes filled with joy

His chest puffed with pride

On beholding their achievements!

The result of such flowering

Possible only due to constant

Loving care and nurturing

Enduring sleepless nights!

His children, his own extension

His dreams coming to fruition

Making him forget all those

Hours spent in back-breaking

Labor, year after year

Endured happily

As it was a labor of


A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.-Helen Rowland
1875-1950, American Journalist

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.-Charles Wadworth


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