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

Topic of this poem: fathers day


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

Comments about this poem (Not all Fathers will get a chance to celebrate Father's Day by Elena Plotkin )

  • Bronze Star - 5,555 Points Bri Edwards (2/3/2015 11:14:00 PM)

    it took quite awhile for me to notice the rhyme scheme. i think. could it, really?

    fathers who want to be fathers can celebrate it every day! fathers who don't want to be fathers can ignore the day, or run away. i think my dad did the basics: impregnation, bringing home the dough used to buy the bread etc., painting the house and mowing the lawn, and not bothering me too much! he was ok. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,094 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/18/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    Thanks. Being a father, quite understand the poem.
    A nice tribute, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (6/24/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    So happy that you can claim such a Dad. Now, read mine - Mother Dear, O Mother Dear -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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