My Dad Is Superman

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I’m telling you, among all men
My dad is Superman!
Believe me, I’ve got proof,
I caught him sitting on the roof!

He said he had to fix a thing
I bet he flew there like the wind.
And the thing he had to fix
Were bad people and their conflicts.

I have proof, I know for sure,
He keeps every kid secure.
Just like me when I am sick
This is his great old trick.

He has mighty arms to hold
And a heart made of gold.
He is strong and lifts me high
Like I’m flying in the sky.

The biggest smile in the world
His love for me won’t grow cold.
Do you believe what I say?
Mom tells him: You save the day!

I haven’t caught him on the tape
But sometimes he wears a cape!
He says, a hero to become,
You need to think and act like one!

So, I’ll think and act like my dad.
I have nothing else to add.
You don’t believe the words I say?
Okay! My dad is my hero anyway!

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The Portrait of a Father

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He gave up his dreams when he called me his

He started to see the world in this new bright bliss

He named me and kissed me and held me in his arms

He saw his wife become the best of all moms.

 

He treasured every moment we spent together

He said: I’ll always be your dad, every day, forever!

He held me on his shoulders at every soccer game

As long as I admired him, he didn’t search for fame.

 

He worked hard everyday, got blisters on his hands

I thought that was gross, I didn’t understand

On almost every birthday, he bought me new shoes

They were red and shiny, exactly what I’d choose.

 

He brought people home and animals in need

We didn’t have much but had enough to eat

He taught me to believe that love can break the ice

He taught me to see through other people’s eyes.

 

He taught me the toughest ones sometimes cry alone

He doesn’t talk much when he’s on the phone

But he gives the biggest smile that a man can be

And gives the biggest hug that is only for me.

 

As years have gone through and we have grown up

We live in great distance as shown on the map

You are deep in my heart where you should always be

In memories of mine, in my love, you live next to me.

 

©Ledia Bostic