To any Daddy
There are little eyes upon you and they’re watching night and day,
There are little ears that quickly take in everything you say,
There are little hands all eager to do everything you do,
And a little boy who’s dreaming, of the day he’ll be like you
You’re the little fellow’s idol; you’re the wisest of the wise,
In his mind about you, no suspicions ever arise
He believes in you devoutly – holds that all you say and do
He will say and do in your way, when he’s grown up just like you
There’s a wide eyed little fellow, who believes you’re always right
And his ears are always open and he watches day and night,
You are setting an example every day in all you do
For the little boy whose waiting, to grow up to be like you.
I noticed a man in the congregation one Sunday Morning, who had not attended for a long time, while shaking hands as he left, I said I was pleased to see him.
“It’s all down to Johnny”, he said, pointing to a boy by his side.
We always send the children to church, but last “Sunday” Johnny was rebellious and said, he was not going to church, he wanted to play.
I insisted that he was to go. “Very well “he said reluctantly.
I’ll go now, but when I grow up to be a man, I’ll stay at home, smoke and read the paper like daddy. Now I was not sure that would be best for Johnny, I didn’t want him to grow up like Father was, so I am coming to church now.