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Only A Dad

Only A Dad



Only a dad, with and tired face,


coming home from the daily race,


glad in his heart that his own rejoice


to see him come and 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 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;


strong whenever the harsh condemn


and bearing it all for love of them.




Only a dad, but he gave his all


to smooth the way for his children small.


Doing with courage brave and grim


the deeds that his father did for him;


these are the lines that for him I pen


only a dad, but the best of men.



Author unknown


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