Father Child Poem

A girl writes a tribute to her father who is a farmer. It is more than a profession for him; it is a way of life.

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This is the best poem I've ever laid eyes on! I, too, have a farmer father, and this poem fits him perfectly. Daddy told me once that he feels closest to God when he is in the fields. Thank,...

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My Farmer Father

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Published: February 2006

My father is a farmer.
His heart is in the soil
It's there he finds his solace,
Among the grimy toil.
He plants the seed in springtime,
The corn, the beans, the hay.
He prays that God would bless it.
A harvest, Lord, I pray.
He tills and cultivates it,
Provides the most tender care.
Believes that come October,
He'll reap a harvest fair.
Blue skies are his cathedral.
A tractor, his altar of prayer.
God meets him in the cornfields,
They have communion there.
My father is a farmer-
That's all he'll ever be.
The values that the land taught him,
He handed down to me.
I love my farmer father-
I'm thankful that he's mine...
I pray that God would bless him,
Today and for all time.

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  • Jacqui Kelly by Jacqui Kelly
  • 1 month ago

I love this poem. I used it at my father's funeral in 2013. I now share it with any farming friends in need of wonderful words. Still brings a lump to my throat when I read it. Thank you for the wonderful resource.

  • Ruby by Ruby
  • 1 year ago

This is the best poem I've ever laid eyes on! I, too, have a farmer father, and this poem fits him perfectly. Daddy told me once that he feels closest to God when he is in the fields. Thank, Ms. Jasmine, for sharing your poem!

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