FATHERS' DAY

by Dolly Juhlin

Dolly's little poem says it all......................

 

My Dad is in the Coast Guard

I don't see him much

He's always sailing on his ships

Saving lives and such

 

But when we are together

We have more fun than most

He tells me how he loves the Guard

On that he likes to boast

 

He taught me how to tie some knots

How to watch the sky for storms

He tells me names of different clouds

And how the weather warns

 

He talks about the ships he loves

And the men who sail with him

He tells me lots of stories

And then we share a grin

 

He taught me what's important,

And what matters not at all,

He talks about the dangers

Of search and rescue calls

 

He tells me about his buddies

And all his sailor friends

He speaks of loyalty and love

And how friendship never ends

 

He talks of whitecaps on the waves

Of seas so high and rough

I love his stories, all of them

I can never get enough

 

He's taught me more than you could know

In his gentle, loving way

We're a team, my Dad and I

"Always Ready" for each day

 

He tells me jokes and secrets too

We share the best of times

I love the twinkle in his eyes

When he says that he is mine

 

The time we spend together

When he is home with me

Makes the times that he is gone

Melt in my memory

 

He is the best, my Coastie Dad

I couldn't love him more

I know I'm always on his mind

Whether he's on ship or shore

 

And every time that he goes out

I say a little prayer

"God watch over him today

Protect him everywhere"

 

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