BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY
When we’re young, our dads are often the strongest, fastest, and smartest men we’ve ever known. At Connection Publishing, we’re starting a tradition to highlight these awesome dads in all their glory. We don’t care if they only know dad jokes or dance like a dork, we just want to celebrate fatherhood! Happy Father’s day from us!
Only a Dad
By Edgar Albert Guest
Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
My dad is a fun dad. He makes me laugh and makes dad jokes. He has six brothers and six sisters, and he was one of the youngest. His favorite meal is pizza from Pizza Man. He used to be a lineman for a football team. He likes football and basketball; he likes them because he can do them.