My Father

“My Father,” Friend, June 1995, 24

My Father

My father’s feet will lead me

in paths I know are right.

My father’s knees will bend with mine

as we say prayers at night.

My father’s lap will hold me

when I need a place to rest.

And when I’m sad, I like to lay

my head upon his chest.

My father’s hands are big and strong,

and they work hard for me.

My father’s arms can lift me up

so I may better see.

My father’s lips will speak to me

with words of truth each day.

My father’s ears will listen

to the things I have to say.

I like to sit so very still

and look into his eyes.

I know he understands me,

and he is good and wise.

I’m glad I have a father

who guides me with his love.

He helps me better understand

my Father up above.

Illustrated by Taia Morley