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What My Father Taught Me

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LindsayP
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      What My Father Taught Me

When I think of what my father taught me
Really makes me stop and meditate,
It makes me think of things important
That perhaps has changed my fate.

Right from an early infancy
He taught me things he knew,
To always do unto others
As you would have them do to you.

First he taught me how to love,
The strength of family ties,
The benefit of self discipline,
A beneficial trait that none denies.

He taught me the value of honesty,
To make my word my bond,
To treat everyone on equal terms
And from the truth not to abscond.

He taught me the value of a smile
And not all good things to expect,
But above all he taught me
To earn my fellow manís respect.

© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
jwesley
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1 posted 10-09-2007 10:49 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Gee...are you part of the "father knows best" cast??

Just kidding....don't mean to deride the seriousness of the tone here my friend, but that was just to wide-open for a fool like me.

I understand fathers - having been one for 30 some years a n d not having ever know my own, nor any other until about 30 years ago when my mother married him who I think of as my Dad.

I hope, to my kids, I have first and foremost been a Dad, then a Father and mentor, and in some why instilled in them the people they've turned out to be --- but with my luck,, it all comes from my wife's side and I just tagged along for the ride!!!

It's wonderful you've gained so much from your own father, my friend, and that you know it. Many never do and never will know that kind of pleasure and love....

jwesley
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Dear LP, what I have learned from reading your poetry, your father appears to have taught you very well! It is apparent that the acorn did not fall far from the tree!



Linda

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Lindsay, your Dad taught you very well. And, it sounds
as though you listened very well, also.

My parents taught me the same as you learned.
A good way to live, I believe.
Hugs and God bless,
Ethel
LindsayP
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Jwesley, Linda and Ethel, it's a funny thing that when I was a teenager I thought dad didn't know much, but the older I got, the more I realized that there wasn't very much that he didn't know. Iv'e tried to pass on to my children the same things that were taught to me and up to date they haven't put a foot wrong. Thank you kind folk for your accolades and friendship and may the sun shine upon you, take care.

Lindsay.


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Wonderful...James
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The benefit of self discipline

On of the things that are tough to teach and to learn ... but it's worth the effort!

Very beautiful tribute to your Father.

Love,
Margherita
LindsayP
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Thanks James and Margherita, I appreciate your comments.

Lindsay
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I am very fortunate to have a great father as well cherish him while you can life goes by too fast it seems like yesterday i was 5 years old getting piggy back rides and learning how to fish now im 18 and realizing it goes by even quicker now so make sure you spend as much time as possible with him and take all his wisdom to heart
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Dear Linsday -

love your poetry

i REALLY enjoy reading your poems

(Yeah, whats next)

ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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Nameless One and Arctic Wind

Thank you so much for your kind response, it is most appreciated, have a great day.

Lindsay
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Hi Lindsay,Loved your poem and wisdom your Dad passed on.Thanks for sharing with us.
Bob Nabors

LindsayP
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Thanks to you Bob for responding, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Lindsay
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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This is great Lindsay.. Fathers are precious indeed, I miss mine every day..  RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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another good read
LindsayP
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RDB and Vandana, thank you kind folk for

your response, It's much appreciated.

Have a great day and take care.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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You were taught well by your father.  This is a good tribute to him.
 
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