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To All the Men Who Raised Me
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By Nan Forehand
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To All the Men Who Raised Me



  1. To All The Men Who Raised Me


    †Written by Nan Forehand


    June 17, 2012


    Memories of my earliest years


    Included worries and fears


    My biological father was out of the picture


    A Southern Baptist preacher taught me scripture


    My stepfather taught me how to fish


    For a better life was my solitary wish


    Life isnít always what it seems


    God still knew me and He knew my dreams


    He brought into my life a military man


    We became one - Allen and Nan


    In Germany for eight and a half years


    Two beautiful children and only happy tears


    Time to return to the states and a new job


    Illinois was where I met my dear Mr. Bob


    He was the epitome of who a good father should be


    Always and forever he will be treasured by me


    For only a few short months, we lived, we loved and we shared


    He went home to be with Jesus in 1993.† I know he truly cared


    Now let me tell you about my father in law, Mr. Forehand


    Heís one of the best men in all the land


    Yes, indeed, he helped raise me


    An Eagle Scout full of integrity


    And then thereís my dear friend, Que


    He taught me so much about the poetry I share with you


    My mentor, teacher, critic and friend


    He doesnít realize how much he helped me to mend


    The words of my Woody warmed my soul


    Through the years the worried, fearful child became whole


    Thank you, Jesus for all the men who raised me


    To be all the best I can possibly be



    Authorís note: This poem is dedicated to all the men who raised me.† Thank you for loving me through the good, the bad and the ugly!





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Submitted: Monday, June 18, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012

About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.


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