Happy Fathers’ Day

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There was a time

I had a Father

Now he is long gone

When I think of him and his peccadilloes

I see him singing this empowering song

It tells of him more

I am quite sure than any words he did say

Life is funny in loving remembrance in this way

He was in no ways picture perfect

Nor the strongest bravest good-looking or richest of men

And throughout my toiling father’s life

To some sizable failures he did cop

But he did a mean impersonation of the oncoming agitation

To personification of The WolfMan

Was the biggest Joe Dimaggio led Yankee Fan

And best of all

He was my Pop!

There are little things in me

That remind me of Him

Full stop!

The one exception is I don’t cry

Watching Humphrey Bogart movies on a whim!

As I get older

I realize as I have children of my own

Being a Father

Is much much harder than I had naively realized!

Before I was grown

To all The Fathers” worlwide!

Those that are close to me

And others far far off of the grid

From my Father and I

A heartfelt generational
Casablanca soliloquy

“Here’s Looking At You Kid!


Published by The Appeal to Safety LLC

I am the owner of The Appeal To Safety. The Appeal to Safety is a Construction Safety Management/ Safety Consulting business. We provide Site Safety Managers/ Site Safety Coordinators/ Concrete Safety Managers/ Construction Site Fire Safety Managers for prospective NYC Construction companies that are well-versed in NYC Dept. of Buildings, FDNY, CDC, DOT and other relevant government agency codes and regulations/ safety standards. We also can provide EHS Construction Safety Managers for Heavy Civil Construction projects based in New York City and vicinity. We have a vast database of Licensed Safety Managers that we utilize to find Outstanding Safety Manager Candidates for our clients. Please contact for any and all of your Construction Safety needs! Together we will make The Appeal to Safety! Enjoy my original poetry with curated music videos! Have a great day!

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