My friend says I was not a good son
you understand
I say yes I understand

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William Stanley Merwin

Father, Father Abraham
(On the Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth)

Father, Father Abraham,
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James Weldon Johnson

My Father-In-Law And I
MY father-in-law is a careworn man,
And a silent man is he;
But he summons a smile as well as he can
Whenever he meets with me.
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Henry Lawson

Question And Answer

Father! Within the forest's bound
No bird I found,
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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Father And Lover.
My father was a god before you came;
Now in another shrine I bow the knee,
E'en as my mother in her own love-dream
Did from her father turn to worship mine.
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Robert Crawford

Who Were 'The Father And The Son'
Who were 'the Father and the Son'
We pondered when a child,
And what had they to do with us
And when portentous told
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Emily Dickinson

My Father's Halls

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James Whitcomb Riley

You say that father write a lot of books, but what he write I don't
He was reading to you all the evening, but could you really
make out what he meant?
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Rabindranath Tagore

The Little Boy Lost
Father, father, where are you going
O do not walk so fast.
Speak father, speak to your little boy
Or else I shall be lost,
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William Blake

Come Home, Father!
'Tis The
Standing at the bar-room door
While the shameful midnight revel
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Henry Clay Work

The Wreck Of The Golfer
It was the Bondi golfing man
Drove off from the golf house tee,
And he had taken his little daughter
To bear him company.
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Banjo Paterson

Hymn For Atonement Day
Lord, Your humble servants hear,
Suppliant now before You,
Our Father, from Your children's plea
Turn not, we implore You!
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Yehudah HaLevi

Memory Of My Father
Every old man I see
Reminds me of my father
When he had fallen in love with death
One time when sheaves were gathered.
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Patrick Kavanagh

My Father-Land (From The German Of Theodor Korner)
Where is the minstrel's Father-land?
Where the sparks of noble spirits flew,
Where flowery wreaths for beauty grew,
Where strong hearts glowed so glad and true
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Hanford Lennox Gordon

One President
'What are those, father?' 'Statesmen, my child
Lacrymose, unparliamentary, wild.'

'What are they that way for, father?' 'Last fall,
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Ambrose Bierce

Who were “the Father and the Son”

Who were “the Father and the Son”
We pondered when a child,
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Emily Dickinson

The Little Big Man
I am small because I am a little child. I shall be big when I am
as old as my father is.
My teacher will come and say, "It is late, bring your slate
and your books."
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Rabindranath Tagore

Christmas, 1880
Great-hearted child, thy very being The Son,
Who know'st the hearts of all us prodigals;-
For who is prodigal but he who has gone
Far from the true to heart it with the false?-
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George MacDonald

A Presentiment
“Oh father, let us hence-for hark,
A fearful murmur shakes the air.
The clouds are coming swift and dark:-
What horrid shapes they wear!
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William Cullen Bryant

The Old Man's Comforts And How He Gained Them
You are old, Father William, the young man cried,
The few locks which are left you are grey;
You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,
Now tell me the reason I pray.
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Robert Southey

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