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"Fatherhood"


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                             Fatherhood

                                What degree is bestowed
                                   By goodnight hugs of a seven-year-old?
                                What great work, of what acclaim
                                   Could pass the glory or the fame
                                Of fatherhood?

                                What subject in which college book
                                   Would require the care I took,
                                What point of study more impart
                                   The education of my heart
                                      Completely?

                                What hard-won academic crown
                                   Could augment this cap and gown
                                Of kite-string hours and bug exams
                                   I earned while holding smaller hands
                                      In parks?

                                Though I walk in common ways
                                   And spend my life in workers' days,
                                I could seek no higher praise
                                   Or title worth adoring gaze
                                      Than "Dad".                                           
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Read another poem - "A Third the Journey" // my poetry anthology // see an artwork - "My Landscapes" // enjoy an illustrated short story
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