Poem No. 77: “Home Office” by Edgar Guest

Gedichte, poems

Home is the place where the laughter should ring,
And man should be found at his best.
Let the cares of the day be as great as they may,
The night has been fashioned for rest.
So leave at the door when the toiling is o’er
All the burdens of worktime behind,
And just be a dad to your girl or your lad–
A dad of the rollicking kind.

The office is made for the tasks you must face;
It is built for the work you must do;
You may sit there and sigh as your cares pile up high,
And no one may criticize you;
You may worry and fret as you think of your debt,
You may grumble when plans go astray,
But when it comes night, and you shut your desk tight,
Don’t carry the burdens away.

Keep daytime for toil and the nighttime for play,
Work as hard as you choose in the town,
But when the day ends, and the darkness descends,
Just forget that you’re wearing a frown–
Go home with a smile! Oh, you’ll find it worth while;
Go home light of heart and of mind;
Go home and be glad that you’re loved as a dad,
A dad of the fun-loving kind.

Poem No. 5: My Father`s Hand by Elliott B. Wrinkleberry

Gedichte, poems, Uncategorized

I held my fathers hand today, but he wasn’t there with me
He looked my way and smiled a bit, but I don’t think he could see
My tears I hold until I’m alone, I want to be so strong
Maybe he should just give up, is thinking that so wrong?

I held my fathers hand today, but I don’t think he was there
And mother holds and rubs his arm, sat on a plastic chair
And the pipes and tubes and sticky bits are holding him in place
He’s tired of life and all this pain, I can read it in his face

I held my fathers hand today, and told him how I cared
About the things we laughed about and stories that we shared
The last thing that he said to me, ‘take care, I love you son’
he told me that he had been blessed, to spend this life with mum.

I held my fathers hand today, I know he didn’t feel me
the greatest love that I could give was holding him so near me
his eye lids close and I kiss his head and I comb his thinning hair
I say goodbye to my beloved dad, but he doesn’t know I’m there.

I held my fathers hand today, but he wasn’t there at all
But when I dream he comes to me, every time I call
And things are like they always were, where everything’s alright
I’ll hold his hand for evermore, holding him so tight.
Elliott B Wrinkleberry

Poem No. 10: “My Father” by An Unknown Author

Gedichte, humor, poems
Father & Daughter

My father knows the proper way 
The nation should be run; 
He tells us children every day 
Just what should now be done. 
He knows the way to fix the trusts, 
He has a simple plan; 
But if the furnace needs repairs, 
We have to hire a man. 

My father, in a day or two 
Could land big thieves in jail; 
There’s nothing that he cannot do, 
He knows no word like “fail.” 
“Our confidence” he would restore, 
Of that there is no doubt; 
But if there is a chair to mend, 
We have to send it out. 

All public questions that arise, 
He settles on the spot; 
He waits not till the tumult dies, 
But grabs it while it’s hot. 
In matters of finance he can 
Tell Congress what to do; 
But, O, he finds it hard to meet 
His bills as they fall due. 

It almost makes him sick to read 
The things law-makers say; 
Why, father’s just the man they need, 
He never goes astray. 
All wars he’d very quickly end, 
As fast as I can write it; 
But when a neighbor starts a fuss, 
‘Tis mother has to fight it. 

In conversation father can 
Do many wondrous things; 
He’s built upon a wiser plan 
Than presidents or kings. 
He knows the ins and outs of each 
And every deep transaction; 
We look to him for theories, 
But look to ma for action.

Poem No.: “The Erlking” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Der Erlkönig)

Gedichte, poems, Uncategorized


The Erlking

Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear?
The father it is, with his infant so dear;
He holdeth the boy tightly clasp’d in his arm,
He holdeth him safely, he keepeth him warm.

“My son, wherefore seek’st thou thy face thus to hide?”
“Look, father, the Erl-King is close by our side!
Dost see not the Erl-King, with crown and with train?”
“My son, ’tis the mist rising over the plain.”

“Oh, come, thou dear infant! oh come thou with me!
For many a game I will play there with thee;
On my strand, lovely flowers their blossoms unfold,
My mother shall grace thee with garments of gold.”

“My father, my father, and dost thou not hear
The words that the Erl-King now breathes in mine ear?”
“Be calm, dearest child, ’tis thy fancy deceives;
‘Tis the sad wind that sighs through the withering leaves.”

“Wilt go, then, dear infant, wilt go with me there?
My daughters shall tend thee with sisterly care;
My daughters by night their glad festival keep,
They’ll dance thee, and rock thee, and sing thee to sleep.”

“My father, my father, and dost thou not see,
How the Erl-King his daughters has brought here for me?”
“My darling, my darling, I see it aright,
‘Tis the aged grey willows deceiving thy sight.”

“I love thee, I’m charm’d by thy beauty, dear boy!
And if thou’rt unwilling, then force I’ll employ.”
“My father, my father, he seizes me fast,
For sorely the Erl-King has hurt me at last.”

The father now gallops, with terror half wild,
He grasps in his arms the poor shuddering child;
He reaches his courtyard with toil and with dread, –
The child in his arms finds he motionless, dead


Der Erlkönig

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.

“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?” –
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron’ und Schweif?” –
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”

“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel’ ich mit dir;
Manch’ bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.” –

“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?” –
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.” –

“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.” –

“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?” –
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh’ es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau. –”

“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch’ ich Gewalt.” –
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!” –

Dem Vater grauset’s; er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Mühe und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot.

Tipp No. 7: Heart-warming “Father & Daughter” Illustrations by Snezhana Soosh (“Vater & Tochter”) and a few thoughts of Weiss-Nix – Deutsch & English

arts, Cartoons, humor, Insights, Kunst, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps

Sweet-Pictures-About-Love-Between-Dad-and-Little-Girl-5704ca40d76fb__880“Father & Daughter”…touching illustrations of a heartfelt realtionship created by the Ukranian artist Snezhana Soosh.

Sweet-Pictures-About-Love-Between-Dad-and-Little-Girl-5704ca54605a1__880Being my father`s daughter, I sometimes wish fathers would be much more aware of their tremenduous influence on their little girls – even if they should be not present in their daughter`s life.

I will never for get my friend`s trembling voice full of disappointment, pain & anger when she mentioned her biological father who was never her dad…

No doubt, father & daugther relations can be a bitter-sweet love affair.

Feeling left alone or even refused …or feeling not unconditionally loved, little girls will be challenged to develop a healthy self-esteem and stable bonds. Often, there will be an inner void that cannot be filled – not by herself or by any “prince charming” who cross her way in future….even if the candidate is capable to pass her  3 tests / probes (like in fairytales) or if he is able to unravel all her mysteries. The basic trust is missing. If even my dad doesn´t love me, how is it possible or credible that he loves me, like I am? How to build a house without any foundation?

Father_daughter_love_illustrations3Yes, our Moms are important too, indeed but it is our Daddy who should teach and allow us to enjoy being a princess from time to time…simply because we are special.

Our fathers might be sometimes inconsiderate but in most cases they´re doing so without any bad intent.

They are our super heroes, our cosy hot water bottle, our light-house in heavy sea, our safe haven, tireless chief advisors, 24/7 hotline and our final resort…Our Daddies are setting the benchmark (for good & bad), all men better should live up in future.

Sweet-Pictures-About-Love-Between-Dad-and-Little-Girl-5704ca4f9e7fa__880Our fathers are our first love – and in many cases the only one on first sight.

Maybe, it is after all better that fathers often don´t have a clue how much importance they possess…for a Life Time.

Finally, being the Dad of a daugther is certainly one of the toughest commitments possible. Especially, considering the fact that we – independent of our age – are not always easy to handle. Our Dads are doing their very best, for sure…THANK YOU!


Please, visit the websitre of Snezhana Soosh to get to know her and her beautiful work: http://vskafandre.com/app/index.html#/home

Her empathic illustrations are published in her book: “Dad by My Side”.  It can be ordered online.

Deutsche Übersetzung:

“Vater & Tochter” – berührende Illustrationen einer innigen Beziehung illustriert von der Künstlerin Snezhana Soosh.

Als Tochter meines Vater wünschte ich mir manchmal, Väter wüssten um ihren außergewöhnlichen Einfluss auf ihre “Kleinen Mädchen” – sogar, wenn sie gar nicht in ihren Leben präsent sind.

Nie werde ich die bebende Stimme voller Enttäuschung, Schmerz und Wut meiner Freundin vergessen, als sie ihren biologischen Erzeuger erwähnte, der niemals ihr Vater war…

Kein Zweifel, Vater-Tochter Beziehungen können eine bitter-süße Liebesaffäre sein.

Fühlen sich kleine Mädchen in Stich gelassen, gar zurückgewiesen oder nicht bedingungs-los geliebt, so werden sie es schwer haben, ein gesundes Selbstwertgefühl und Sweet-Pictures-About-Love-Between-Dad-and-Little-Girl-5704ca638d15b__880stabile Bin-dungen zu aufzubauen. Oft entsteht eine innere Leere, die weder sie noch ein “Prinz”, der ihren Weg in Zukunft kreuzt, wird füllen können…selbst wenn der Kandidat in der Lage sein sollte, ihre 3 Tests / Proben (wie in Märchen) zu bestehen oder alle von ihr gestellten Rätsel lösen. Das Grundvertrauen fehlt. Wenn sogar mein Papa mich nicht lieben kann, wie ist es dann möglich oder glaubwürdig, dass er mich liebt, so wie ich bin? Wie (kann man) ein Haus ohne Fundament bauen?

 Ja, auch unsere Mütter sind gewiss wichtig, aber es ist unser Papa, der uns lehren und erlauben sollte, von Zeit zu Zeit Prinzessin sein zu dürfen…ganz einfach, weil wir etwas Besonderes sind.

Unsere Väter mögen mitunter unbedacht sein, aber in den meisten Fällen ohne bösen Vorsatz.

Sweet-Pictures-About-Love-Between-Dad-and-Little-Girl-5704ca4b4540b__880Sie sind unsere Superhelden, unsere kuschelige Wärmflasche, unser Leuchtturm in schwerer See, unser sicherer Hafen, unermüdliche Chefberater, 24/7 Hot-Line und unsere letzte Zuflucht…Unsere Papas setzen den Maßstab (im Guten & Bösen), den jeder Mann in Zukunft besser gerecht werden sollte.

Unsere Väter sind unsere erste große Liebe – und in vielen Fällen die einzige auf den ersten Blick.

Vielleicht ist es doch besser, dass Väter häufig keine Ahnung davon haben, wie viel Bedeutung sie haben….ein Leben lang.

Abschließend, Vater einer Tochter zu sein, ist sicherlich eine der härtesten möglichen Herausforderungen. Das gilt umso mehr, als dass wir – gleich welchen Alters – ja auch nicht gerade immer einfach im Umgang sind. Unsere Herrn Papas tun ihr Bestmöglichstes, ganz sicher…DANKE!

Weitere Details über die wundervolle Arbeit der Illustratorin Snezhana Soosh findet ihr auf ihrer website: http://vskafandre.com/app/index.html#/home

Die Vater & Tochter Illustrationen sind in ihrem Buch “Dad at My Side” erhältlich. Das Buch kann auf ihrer o.g. Website bestellt werden.