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A Question for Dads; "Is My Family
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By James Pemberton
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A Question for Dads; “Is My Family Important to Me?”



 



I know of a father who had a torn heart.



Within a few years,



his family "fell apart."



 



When his heart changed... I remember when.



Here's when, I believe, it all began...



 



He started to help others that were in need.



Sharing their problems... his heart would bleed.



 



What started out with the



"best of intentions."



Giving others much of his



focus and attention.



 



Very little time he spent



with his family at home.



Many days and nights, his wife felt "all alone."



 



"What happened to the one



who "promised his love?"



She'd ask for "time alone" ...and



"he'd give her a shove."



 



He began to look at others'



 kids as "his kids" too.



Trying to be a "father to all" ... by the acts he would do.



 



Neglecting his God-given duty



as high priest of the house.



He would confide to a "pretty lady" in a nice blouse.



 



Many tried to warn him of the dangers ahead,



His wife would cry before



 she went to bed.



 



HIs family for that he was with



for so many years,



Each went their separate ways...



 Any love disappeared.



 



This heartbreaking story made



the heavenly father sad.



By the divided heart... of the one...  many knew as "dad."



 



May this be a challenge both to me and to you.



That our heart remain loyal, committed and true!



 



By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2016



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Submitted: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!


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