A beautifully written poem dedicated to grieving Dads, showing that their feelings, emotions and pain matter too.
Very few people see the tears a dad cries
His heart also breaks when a child dies.
Being there for his wife, as her tears freely fall
Reassuring, comforting, through the stress of it all.
His world’s crashed around him, words are few to be found
Struggling to stand tall, not fall to the ground
Broken but must function to get through the day
The brightest of days has just turned very grey
He searches for answers but none are to be found
So many mixed thoughts going round and round
He wears a mask and must be macho and tough
But times like this he needs to admit enough is enough.
It is only when he is alone he will acknowledge the pain
Tears will then come like torrential rain
This is not weakness but a try sign of strength
To be there for his family, he will go to any length
Provide and Protect is what he will do
But mental health is important too.
Make time in the day to live in the moment
This is your story too so don’t be afraid to own it.
First steps are important, no matter how small
Help is out there, just awaiting your call
That’s my message from me to you
Please just be kind because dads hurt too.