The Perfect Dad

It’s hard to be that perfect dad

Who doesn’t drive his children mad

Maybe some faults most dads share

Pointed out, becoming clear


Gone past the need to care so much

For children’s welfare, health and such

Guiding in the social mores

Without setting many chores


Feeding and clothing without concern

That they give something in return

Plying with love, support and care

Showing them it’s OK to dare


Providing every chance to see

The very best that they might be

Become the adult you are not

We try to give it our best shot


But, the final test of fatherhood;

Something seldom understood

When adult, can each child respect

The norm is; dads are seldom perfect.


Forming Opinions

If opinion is divided,

Consensus not in sight.

Head and heart may disagree,

But both cannot be right


Bring to bear one measure;

The final acid test.

Belief may be convincing,

But evidence is best.