Elena Plotkin


Not all Fathers will get a chance to celebrate Father's Day


Not all fathers will get a chance to celebrate Father's Day.
Some are too quick to run while others are quicker to stay.
Some are prone to neglect while others can't help but care.
Some are always absent while others find ways to be there.
Some know how to hurt while others do nothing but protect.
Some know how to devalue while others love and respect.
Some know how to degrade while others know how to encourage.
Some are born lowly cowards while others are true men of courage.
For you see the sad fact of life is that not all Fathers are the same.
It takes more to being a father than just carrying around the name.
Only those who are heroes and role models to their kids every day,
Get the great privilege to celebrate being a father on Father's Day.

Elena Plotkin Copyright 2013

Submitted: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 02, 2014

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Happy Father's Day, Dad.
You are my father, my hero, my constant role model.
I love you.

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