|Me and my daddy, circa 1971|
Quite a Hero
My Hero is the quiet type,
No marching bands, no media hype,
But through my eyes it's plain to see,
A hero, God has sent to me.
With gentle strength and quiet pride,
All self concern is set aside,
To reach out to our fellow man,
And be there with a helping hand.
Heroes are a rarity,
With all they give and all they do,
I'll bet the thing you never knew,
My quiet hero has always been you.
~ Author Unknown
I don't know if this poem was originally written about the author's father, but when I read it, I think of my dad. I've always felt extremely fortunate to have such a special, wonderful man for my dad. He is my hero, the one I've always looked up to and tried to emulate. Wishing him and all the fathers out there a very happy Father's Day!
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