Anything life had to offer him,
Any boy would have been proud
to call this man "Dad".
But, there was no son to go fishing with
or even bear his name.
No hopes of a son of his to
enter the Sports World Hall of Fame.
No one to share a "cool one" with
when a hard day was through ...
Or, a son seeking advice on what
a real man should say or do.
No one to ask to use the car
for a date he had that night.
A son to give advice to
when he finds himself in a fight.
Life could have been only second best
for the man without a son.
Except to his daughters, he's someone
special and will always be their Number One!
* Sent to my father on his birthday 9/19/1978