by Susan M. Keenan
Dads give us wings with which to fly.
They tell us be strong and never cry.
Yet, they fold us up in their strong arms
To protect us from all of life's harms.
Dads give us hopes and thoughts to dream,
Filling us with strength or so, it seems.
They tell us life makes us stronger indeed
And provide all the basics that we'll ever need.
Dads show us things that we never knew
Like how to pitch or throw horseshoes.
They teach us the rules to many a game
And make us proud that we carry their name.