A Different Kind of Daddy
by J. Thayer
Some dads are only fathers.
A buddy on which to call,
To tie an occasional shoe
Or toss around a ball.
It takes a different kind of Daddy
To be a Dad to me.
You’re there for me in many ways,
Most dads could never be.
You help me see the world
In ways my body won’t allow.
To help me walk across the lawn,
You gladly take a bow.
You hold me up to touch a tree,
I help you cut the grass.
You gently position my little hands
As I drink from your big glass.
You always know to play peek-a-boo
While I’m waiting in my chair.
At bedtime you carefully arrange
My blanket and my bear.
What other dads take for granted,
You patiently wait to see.
You never push or expect too much
But always encourage me.
You’re a different kind of Daddy,
As you can clearly see.
You are my feet. You are my voice.
You mean the world to me!
Happy Father’s Day!