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