Walk a Little Slower, Daddy
For My Daddy
"Walk a little slower, Daddy,"
said a child so small.
"I'm following in your footsteps,
and I don't want to fall.
"Sometimes your steps are very fast.
Sometimes they're hard to see.
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
for you are leading me.
"Someday when I'm all grown up,
you're what I want to be;
then I will have a little child
who'll want to follow me.
"And I would want to lead just right
and know that I was true,
so walk a little slower, Daddy,
for I must follow you."
(I've loved this poem since I discovered it while searching for Father's Day crafts the year my first child was born. I wish I knew who wrote it.)