Sunday, June 16, 2013

"What is a Dad?"

My Dad, Joe Parrish

What is a Dad?

by CJ Heck

A dad is like an oak 
his roots firmly planted
in the soil of our birth 
the solid hardwood 
we all aspire to be 
strong, trusting, kind, 
the one who is 
always there 
 to guide our way.
His arms, the
 protective branches 
that reach wide
around his grove 
of seedlings
and anyone standing
in his shade
feels safe, secure
and loved.
His trunk may widen, 
the leaves above 
may pale and thin
 but he will always be 
our solid gentle oak 
the creator of our forest 
and eternally loved.

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there.

I miss you, Daddy, today and every day ...

"A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write." ~CJ Heck


Unknown said...

Your poem is beautiful. Your dad would love it I'm sure.

CJ Heck said...

Thank you, Patricia. I liked your poem, too! I think our dads were a lot alike :)