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An Olde Legend
by Connie Hinnen Cook

Saturday, May 31, 2003

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Now, I have heard a legend,
And I'll tell it to you;
Though it may not be word-for-word,
The moral still is true .

It says when Eve told Adam
That baby's time was due,
It filled his heart with panic:
"Hey! What's a Daddy do?"

So Adam asked an angel
This question in his head;
The angel smiled at Adam,
And this is what he said:

"A Father's job is special,
He takes care of his own;
He's always there to lend a hand
Long after kids are grown.

"He listens to each little need,
There's never one too small;
And his strong arms can comfort you,
And lift you when you fall.

"He whispers words of love to you
So no one else can hear,
And since he watches over you
There's nothing you should fear.

"And he can mend a broken heart
When on his knee you sit,
He's always there to dry your tears
And tell you not to quit.

"He's refuge, strength, security,
But most of all ~ he's love!
In fact, his ways remind me of
The Father up above!"

So now you know the legend
Told from the days of yore,
And now you know how Adam found out
What a Daddy's for!


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Reviewed by Masood Lohar 8/5/2003
Connie, I cried reading this..It is so touching and so true.. u have a way with words and rhymes.. U r right that is Him who is there when you write....

You have a special soul..Ever read "Gospel of Barnabas"?

Reviewed by Tina Clark 7/2/2003
Excellent, insightful, beautiful poem! Thank you once again for such a wonderful read!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 6/11/2003
Real nice poem Connie. My father should read it. Of course it wouldn't do him any good. GEM
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/1/2003
Beautiful Work precious a piece...perfet for Fathers Day Indeed!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ 6/1/2003
Perfect write for Father's Day!

Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/31/2003
This is wonderful Connie! I love the way you write.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/31/2003
Connie your rhyme and flow is such a pleasure and the topic so well expressed, excellent and superb!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/31/2003
Hi stranger. I've missed you lots.
Great write as always......
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 5/31/2003
Excellent job, Connie. A Father's Day tribute.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/31/2003
Connie, that is absolutely lovely. What's sweet to see is different generations of fathers in the same family show care and love for each other. This is marvelous for Father's Day. Bravo. This is a treasure.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/31/2003
This poem, "An Olde Legend" is the real translation of what Poetry is for.

I Salute the blessed Author of "An Olde Legend".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 5/31/2003
Oh my Connie,this one is truly adorable,I am sending this to my friend whose wife is having a baby(first babe) he will love it and it is true ,the first time dad's (Adam included) must worry so about 'how and what to do,'
I feel sorry for guys ,pre mums get so fussed over and re assured (usually) but the pre dad's don't get much re must be so hard for them but now your poem can help
with that pre worry and wonder of Fatherhood.
Really excellent concept for poem,well done!!!
Best wishes always
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2003
and a lovely one it IS, connie! beautiful write! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn.
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