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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: I am enclosing a poem that I wrote for my father. With Father's Day approaching, you might like to share it with your readers. -– NATHAN HELLMAN, WHITESTONE, N.Y.

DEAR NATHAN: Your poem touched my heart, and I'm sure it will do the same with my readers as well. Read on:


They tell you to believe

In your teacher

In your doctor

In the president.

But for me

The one I always believed in

Was my dad.

He was always there for me.

With him in my corner,

I was invincible.

Now he's gone.

They tell me about all the good deeds he did.

But for me

His greatness

Isn't captured in words or deed.

It's found in what he meant to me

And how I felt

When he was around.