IT’S A DAY OF CELEBRATION BUT A DAY OF MIXED EMOTIONS TOO for many… those without Dads, for a lifetime, or lost through ill health or death, those who longed to be Dads, but never were, or those who were, but lost a child. And what about all those who have never officially had the title ‘Dad’ but have been the most amazing of Dads to those younger generations that they have taken under their wing? This poem is my attempt to address the bigger picture of the word ‘Dad’ on a day like today…. I hope you enjoy x
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