One Time-A Tribute to Fathers.

One time for all the Diaper changin Furniture rearrangin Crooked picture hangin Wrong words to the song sangin

“HE ALRIGHT!!!” yellin Musty from a hard day’s work smellin Fundraiser ticket sellin If it don’t benefit his family, it can go straight to hellin

Father If you can call him Then why are you stallin? Some only have a picture And they’re staring at it bawling

Appreciate the presence Of the one who went half If he’s your old man Your pops Or, even your stepad

If he taught you how to fish How to fight, walk, or swim How to pick up a book And read it just like him

Would your shoes be tied right now If he wasn’t around Did he congratulate your ups And listen during the downs

Did he ever comb your hair When Mama was away Did he he teach you how to speak How to sit How to pray

Was there ever a day in your life When you didn’t think you’d make it through Did you ever feel ugly And he told you it wasn’t true

When the thunder did come And scared you to your feet Did he show up outta nowhere And comfort you back to sleep

Do you remember his words When you didn’t wanna listen Aren’t you glad you did as told When he said to pay attention

Did he treat you like someone That was worthy of protection Was he there to wipe those tears During times of rejection

Is he here? Is he gone? Do you love him either way? Can you find the words to thank him Do you have the words to say

One time for the good guys And the bad guys too One time for the guys who simply Had no idea what to do

One time for active fathers For doing what was right For waking your babies in the morning And kissing their foreheads at night

To the fathers who wish they could do these things But live too far away Who go above and beyond To make it work in every way

To the daddies in the kitchen Cookin up them fire meals To the daddies who use cuss words And always keep it real

For the father wearing flip flops Knowin the kids hate his toes For the daddy who refuses To clip those hairs out of his nose

For the grandpas being fathers Because their sons are no longer here For the daddies who answer their phones When their child needs a listening ear

To the uncles who stepped up When daddies weren’t there The love is appreciated And it was all yours to share

To male mentors in communities Molding boys into men Keep on doing what you’re doing You’re helping this world win

Dad, or Daddy, Or Pops, or Old Man We call you all these things For doing the very best that you can

We appreciate your efforts, your gifts, and your scars You are Kings, regal, and necessary A father is who you are

Thank you. Happy Father's Day!

-Sabrina