Happy Father's Day

For the third year in a row, I am posting my Father’s Day poem in honor of my husband, my father, and all the men who understand what it means to be a parent. Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day

Today we celebrate you,
fathers. You know who you are:
the husbands and the single dads
you are the real deals, the MVPs,
the Hungry Jacks and Manwich men.
Whether you have a full head of hair
or are losing it strand by strand
we celebrate you,
because you value a woman’s opinion
because when the going gets tough, you stay
because you know how to leave the cave
kill something and drag it back
every day.
Thanks for changing a diaper,
doing the 4 a.m. feeding,
playing catch after a 10-hour workday.
To the fathers, the dads, the pops, and the papis,
those who raise boys to be
brothers, husbands, and fathers
and girls to be sisters, wives, and mothers,
thanks for being super men
even when you feel like Clark Kent,
mild mannered as the paint on the walls.
When you think your opinion doesn’t matter,
it does. When you think we aren’t listening, we are.
For all who say, “one day you’ll thank me for this,”
thank you.


Blythe said…
January: Do you mind if I print this up to share with my dad? I think he would love it. I think he very much feels like a Clark Kent, even though he is a Superman to lots of us.
odessa said…
hi january,
thanks so much for sharing this. can i send it to my dad too? =)
January said…
Ladies, feel free to use the poem. And thanks for asking.

Happy Father's Day!

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