Happy Father’s Day to All Dads!

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Special Occasions with 0 Comments

June 17 is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to my dad, and to all fathers! Enjoy it!

My dad has always been very good at fixing things—windows, cars, bicycles, etc.  I am not, and never have been. Here’s a poem to honor his “fix-ability.”

       My Father Can Fix Anything

My father can fix anything.


This was always true.

He can make a motor purr.

He can make a blender stir.

He can make a faucet tight.

He can make a clock work right.

He could fix my airplane’s wing.

He can fix most anything.


The things I fix don’t seem to stay

fixed for very long.

I drill a hole, turn a screw—

it doesn’t hold­­—add more glue!

I pull a handle—nothing works.

If they’re there I find the quirks!

I push a button, then it breaks.

I don’t have what it takes.


Then I think: there is one thing!

Though I can’t fix anything,

and though it makes me mad,

there is one thing, I must say, I have always had:

when things that break just make me blue,

there is one thing I know to do:

I don’t waste time feeling sad—

I grab the phone and call my dad!

Happy Father’s Day!


©Daniel Mark Extrom 2007-2012. All rights reserved.



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