say as fathers we are supposed to lead by example
what happens when we run out of options to give an example
all she needed was for you to say
make sure to brush your teeth before you go to bed.
John, a smelly feet is disgusting so
keep your stockings clean and air your shoes to dry.
do not be afraid to call me daddy after I rebuke you.
do not always run to your mother coz
would never refuse you.
that sometimes makes me feel like a bad father”.
father barely knows his kids.
father celebrates a session of corporate duties and good deeds
never listens when his little boy reads.
father picks up his phone more times than he
up his boy’s sweatshirt to say
put this on because it’s gonna get pretty cold in school today”.
every time he has something to say, he walks his mother’s direction.
father knows nothing about today’s father
be what today’s father was taught by his own father:
walk the father way, live, sit, talk, and act the father way;
that way, we cannot forget your teachings from the other day-
today’s father now knows better
He taught me and I remember how how…
my shoes should have equal strides with my legs when I walk.
hands in my pocket to
arrogance and increase my confidence when I talk.
both knees on the floor with my head bowed,
I talk to that father who decided to make me a man.
these words your silence spoke
rules on grounds you wrote.
I dare to call you father coz
I didn’t learn it was my mistake.
stubbornness you couldn’t take coz
I was awake it was sleep I faked.
these are the words from a man your seed did make.
Today, today’s father knows enough about today’s father
be what today’s father was taught by his own father