Dearest Father

Children do not realize
How deep is Father's love, how wise -
They do not fully understand
The strength that's in his guiding hand.
And yet he's always held above

The childhood things that children love.
And as they grow the long year through,
That love for him keeps growing too -
Until they learn the full extent
Of what a Father's love has meant.

The worries he's concealed within,
How really wonderfuls he's been.
And here's to the one beyond compare
The Dearest Father Anywhere.