How do you capture

a lifetime of fatherhood

put it down on the page?


Your voice in times of doubt

your hand on my shoulder

your cup always half full.


Yet, it wasn’t what you said

year after year that I remember most

you stood beside

you held up others

you lead with love.


You showed me.


Dedicated to my dearly loved father, Thomas Jenkins, who has fathered many over the years as an educator and coach. No words will ever be enough to tell you how much I love you.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

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