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An Ode to All Fathers

Annie Lane on

Dear Readers: Below are just a few of the very touching and beautiful tributes you submitted for Fathers Day. It was so nice to read about all of the love, gratitude and humor you expressed about your fathers. Happy Father's Day.

Dear Annie: My 94-year-old father, Fred Koenig, has been writing poetry for many years. We have printed a book of his poems that we have found up till 2017 and are hoping to print another for his 95th birthday. One of his poems is for Father's Day (He also has one for Mother's Day and one especially for our mother.)

This is his tribute to fathers:

F rom the beginning you were a guide to me

A model of the person I would like to be

T eaching me how to cope with life


H ow to avoid the pitfalls and strife

E ven now I pause before I move

R emembering your words: Stay in the groove

Here's a Father's Day poem submission by C. David Hay of the Villages, Florida:


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