Thursday, May 7, 2015

Stepping It Up A Notch

In my reading this week I stumbled upon this poem by Lee Fisher.  It made me tear up and has been on my mind often since then.  Oh man... the role of Dad is a mind-blowing responsibility, and one where we fathers need to be so thoughtful and deliberate.

A careful man I want to be; 
A little fellow follows me;
I do not dare to go astray,
For fear he'll go the self-same way.

I cannot once escape his eyes,
Whate'er he sees me do, he tries;
Like me he says he's going to be,
The little chap who follows me.

He thinks that I'm so very fine,
Believes in every word of mine;
The base in me he must not see,
The little chap who follows me.

I must remember as I go,
Through summer's sun and winter's snow;
I am building for the years to be
That little chap who follows me.

*extracted from the book "Coach Wooden, One-On-One", by John Wooden & Jay Carty.

The little fellow who follows me.

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