• blessed

A Father’s Beatitude

Blessed is the father who spends time with his child, for he shall reap a garden of remembrances. Blessed is the father who gives consolation to his child's minor misfortunes, for he will be called on for great things in life. Blessed is the father who is proud of his child, for he shall have a child who is proud of his father. Blessed is the father who imparts love, for ...

By |2023-08-28T12:03:21+10:00August 28th, 2023|Dads, Children|0 Comments
  • gestures of love

Gestures of Love

Few poets have explored the weight and wonder of fatherhood like Andrew Lansdown. Over the years, Andrew has established a high reputation for his subtle, insightful poems about his wife and children. I have known Andrew Lansdown for over two decades. As a songwriter and would-be poet, I have long admired Andrew’s poetry and turn of phrase. Acclaimed poet and critic Geoff Page observed, “Lansdown has a very sincere and ...

By |2023-06-10T10:12:04+10:00June 9th, 2023|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • men in crisis

Men in Crisis

“Can you help me?” These were the words I first heard when I picked up the phone. “I can’t see my kids and I don’t know what to do. I feel like giving up and I am thinking about killing myself to shut off the pain.” The matter-of-fact way he said these words told me that this was no veiled threat, but a carefully considered option. Men don’t usually tell you ...

What is a Dad? No Pain, No Gain

What is a Dad? The poem below says it all: A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who ...

By |2021-05-05T04:09:04+10:00February 28th, 2021|Children, Dads|0 Comments
  • missing you in my heart

Right Here Waiting

Cup in hand, deep in thought, It's like this every day. And it twists my heart I know But there is no other way. I dream of you, there's nothing else, No picture I can see. To see your smiles and how you've grown Or how much of you is me. To hold you close, to hear you laugh, To put you to bed at night. To tell you things a ...

By |2021-06-29T12:03:41+10:00September 25th, 2005|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Anzac Day

ANZAC Day: For the Fallen

While attending ANZAC Day dawn ceremonies just now, I was reminded of how little people understand the unknown/absent/single father from the poems that are read on ANZAC Day. I have re-written the originals slightly below, for those who are battling and those who have gone before, and for those who would like to understand the plight of the "unknown father" who daily still lays down his life. For The Fallen Laurence ...

By |2021-09-11T11:52:35+10:00May 3rd, 2004|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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