To be a father is no mean feat,
It comes with trials and some defeat,
It comes with tears…tantrums too..
And of course… it can make you blue.
But to be a dad – a caring man,
Picking up the pieces without a plan,
Keeping quiet when you want to shout,
Keeping the peace in the face of doubt,
Keeping a smile when you want to cry,
Keeping the truth when you want to lie.
These are the traits of a father – a son.
A journey that starts as it had just begun.
© The Secret Poetess, 2016