Hero

17 Jun

Hero

Heroes are what children need
As they begin to grow
Someone who values morals
And hard work won’t forgo

When I was a little boy
I knew a hero who
Embodied all the traits that I
Would employ when I grew

This hero worked his hardest to
Provide for all his kin
He put the needs of family
Before his own therein

He didn’t go out partying
And didn’t socialize
Every weekend, ‘cause to him
His family was the prize

Many times the places where
He worked would just close down
He never got depressed or drank
To make his sorrows drown

Tomorrow was a new day so
This hero hit the street
Never feeling anxious or
Dramatic or downbeat

He’d always find a new job ‘cause
The bosses plainly saw
A trait he had that somehow would
Employers always draw

His English wasn’t all that good
But his eyes did reveal
Fluently that this hero
Did his job with much zeal

He didn’t moan and whine and cry
When the work day began
He always gave his best and always
Acted like a man

He cared about the things that mattered
God, his kids, his wife
And didn’t give a crap about
The petty things in life

Like competition that so many
Wasted money on
While others were out making bets
This hero mowed his lawn

While others spent their dough on latest
Fashions, travel, cars
And blew all of their money at
The race tracks and the bars

This hero put in overtime
So that his house was paid
‘Cause he never believed in
Depending on bank’s aid

He never owned a credit card
Because it made no sense
To buy with money that you didn’t
Have in present tense

This hero may not have been a
Philosopher or scholar
But wisdom can also come from
Those who wear a blue collar

From him I learned integrity
From him I learned respect
I learned to stand up as a man
And as a man, protect

This hero taught me to say “No,
That doesn’t work for me”
He taught me sometimes you have to
Speak up and disagree

When someone doesn’t try their best
When someone drags their ass
When someone shows great disrespect
When someone shows no class

When someone doesn’t care as much
As you push yourself to
When someone takes for granted what
In life you can pursue

A child needs a hero as
It grows to an adult
Take it serious, don’t be
An aloof insult

To the concept of mentor
Teacher, trainer, guide
Be a hero so your kids
Remember you with pride

                                for Dad

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5 Responses to “Hero”

  1. Christy Birmingham June 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    A lovely tribute to your dad Miro. From what I have known of you I see that you embody the integrity and respect that you describe of your father.

  2. lscotthoughts June 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    A beautiful tribute for your Father on this day, Miro! Happy Father’s Day! 🙂

  3. Bonnie June 18, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    What a beautiful tribute to your Dad, Miro. I hope you had a wonderful Father’s day!

  4. In Blue June 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I am nominating you for a Sunshine Award….http://makebelieveboutique.com/2012/06/19/2842/
    Enjoy!

  5. Julie Catherine July 1, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Miro, this is a beautiful tribute to your father – and from what I’ve seen, you have done your hero proud! This is wonderful! ~ Julie

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