A Father’s Role

A Father’s role for his daughter
Is so important and crucial too
She constantly learns so much from him
He is a guide, her whole life through

I was Blessed with you as my Father
God knew the grander, greater plan
Bringing us together for this life
For this role, there could be no other man

The early years were a testing time
As your family developed and grew
I was also beginning to learn, many
Lessons in love and life from you

You’d grown up in another era of time
When men demonstrating love was frowned upon
Of course love was felt, but it was not shown to all
Unchallenged, these family concepts can linger on

There were times that I felt a bit awkward
I didn’t show my love and affection for you
But now I know, this was just a life challenge
Now achieved, Love has not limits, it’s true

There are some things we don’t agree upon
But as I grew up, you would listen to me
Not judging or pushing your own opinions
You’ve given me strength to be who I want to be

Life brought us closer together for many years
Working in the office of your family business G&G
The values I learnt from spending time with you
Were also there for anyone else, who chose to see

Leadership, Loyalty, Strength, Courage, Compassion
Hard-Working, you gave much more than just a wage
Sharing: Achievements, Celebrations, Possessions
Caring for all, you taught lessons that never age

Another valuable life experience you have shown
Is how to rise up after you’ve taken a fall
Life has knocked you down on the ground many times
But you always get up, carry on and succeed to do more

Your Positive attitude is a wonderful thing
You’re always friendly to everyone around
Giving help to anyone who needs it always
Your generous support, so many have found

I have discovered that life is supposed to be fun
It is the essential way to live and be free
From you I could have learned this many years ago
Sport has always been your fun-time, it’s plain to see

Coffee shops and crosswords became a thing
While together we waited for mum to mend
Missing her presence, these passed the time
Once home, mum carried on with the trend

And now that I am living just down the road
Again we get to share some more precious time
Drinking coffee and putting the world to right
Sharing and caring makes everything fine

Please know that I will always be there for you
Our Love is Eternal, so it will never end
Thank you for everything you do.. You are
My precious Father, My Support, My Friend

Trina Graves – June 2015 (Fathers Day)


About This Poem

With Father’s Day coming up at the weekend, I am sharing one of my personal family poems, but I still hope it can be enjoyed by others. It starts off mentioning a Father’s Role for his daughter because I am the only daughter, with three brothers. My Father also had no sister’s only two brothers, so a young female in his family was a new experience for him.

As you can see this was written for my father four years ago. Unfortunately, I no longer live ‘just down the road’ but I visit as often as I can. I know both my parents miss not having me living so close, but they know if they ever need me I will be there.

This week I have written two more ‘Father’ poems – Father: The Changing Role and Today’s Father. I will add them both over the weekend.

quote from poem: A Father's Role by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

8 thoughts on “A Father’s Role

  1. W hat a lovely picture of the two of you as a young dad with his daughter and then as the years passed, and the love that bonds with such profound love. A beautiful poem dear Trina! What a blessing to honor your dad with a poem like this! Happy Father’s day to your dad, and all the dads! Amira ❤

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    • Thank you Amira. ❤ I did cheat a little with the younger picture, I have no pictures with my dad when I was younger, but I had one of my parents sat together and then one of me as shown in the picture but my dad is only partly in the shot, so I just put the two together! 🙂
      Thank you for your sentiment to my dad and I join you in wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the dads of the world. ❤

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  2. This is something Great you have written Trina. The feelings of a daughter for her father. As I went on reading it I felt as if my Daughter is speaking, I could feel her voice. Of course I have two of them but when it comes to their voice and the feelings expressed here both are the same.
    I am trying to send them the link of this Post to ‘Just Us’ which is our family group on WhatsApp constituting four of us Me, My Wife, and the Two of them.
    Thanks so much for sharing. It did give me an opportunity to feel daughters feelings.
    💞🎶🌷

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