An Ode to my Mentor and Hero

Andrace
Posted September 6, 2020
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Paapa

As I write this, tears well up as usual,

To the first and only one to show me what it means to love,

He bound my siblings so strongly with the cord,

And now, everyone finds it impossible to unravel the bond.

How do I ever say thank you...,

It was him God gave us to shower, I mean shower,

With the good things of life,

And when I complained that everyone cheated me for being so small...

He said "Emi', you must get to the top without a brawl"!

Mum has still not gotten over his passing on,

How can she, when she had the greatest gem of a man,

Not a day goes by, we all wish he were here,

To enjoy the fruits, for which he laboured without a fare.

Thumbs up!... Chest out!.... Attention!!!

Salute the world's greatest dad,

A sole privilege indeed, to be his "No 1",

He took a grand bow, gave us a sound blow, many years ago,

But, praise the Lord, his legacies wax stronger everyday!

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Edited. First published on my Facebook wall in March, 2012.

 

This story was submitted in response to Men & Boys.

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Nini Mappo
Sep 06
Sep 06

Hello E.J,
What a beautiful tribute to your dad and mentor:) Good fathers make the heart mellow, make one believe she can, and give one wings to fly. It is clear to see the the wings your dad's love gave you are still buoying your soar, and your wings are not about to fatigue.
Incredible man, whose legacy you carry on and keep alive as he speaks love and encouragement even while he rests.
Sending love and hugs your way my sister: )

Andrace
Sep 07
Sep 07

Thank you so much for your kind words, Nini. 'Glad that your Dad was really great and he left his footprints in your heart too.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Beth Lacey
Sep 07
Sep 07

What a lovely tribute

Andrace
Sep 07
Sep 07

Thank you so much, Beth.:)

Warm regards and love,
E. J.

Hello, E.J.,

What a touching tribute to your mentor-father. You must miss him so much. Salute to your dad, dear! We live in a strange world. Why do good men die early and those who plot evil have more years? I can't understand.

Living by his words of wisdom and passing these to your children and your children's children is a way to immortalize him. May he always be remembered. Thank you for sharing this with us, E.J.! Such a lovely piece to honor a father.

Andrace
Sep 08
Sep 08

Thank you for your kind words, Kaye.

God bless.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

My pleasure, E.J.. God bless you, too!

Yo'landa Dakup
Sep 29
Sep 29

A beautiful tribute to your father.

Andrace
yesterday
yesterday

Thanks my Sis. Kind of you.

Love and hugs,
E. J.