Friday, April 01, 2011

The Successful Dad


The Successful Dad
(Author Unknown)

I may never be as clever as my
neighbor down the street,
I may never be as wealthy as some
other men I meet.
I may never have the glory that some
other men have had,
But I've just got to be successful as
that little fellow's dad.

There are certain dreams I cherish,
that I'd like to see come true,
There are things I would like to do.
There are things I would like to
accomplish before my earthly life is through.
But the task I've set my heart on is
to guide a little lad,
To make myself successful as that
little fellow's dad.

Oh, I may never come to glory, I may
never gather gold,
And when my business life is over,
I may be considered a failure as told.
But the task I've set my heart on is
to guide a little lad,
To make myself successful as that
little fellow's dad.

It's the one job that I dream of,
The task I think of most,
For if I fail that little fellow,
I have nothing else to boast.
For the wealth and fame I'd gather,
all my fortune would be sad,
If I fail to be successful as that little
fellow's dad.

2 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Excellent poem! What a shame that the author didn't put his name with this.

wb

Terry said...

I found this poem in a book titled "It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men" by Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-Fil-A restaurants. He listed the author as "author unknown". I thought it was excellent, too. Thanks, Warren.