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Bobby's Dad

My favorite song that I chose was "Cat's in the Cradle". 
By Harry Chapmin. I hope you enjoy my flight of imagination. 
See link to the original song at the end of my lyrics.

Bobby's Dad

When my son was born I wasn't a cool dad
I was rather awkward, and wearing purple plaid
Yet my heart was full and I was so glad
It was one of the best days that I ever had
In time, my son learned to walk and talk 
He'd admire Bobby's dad from just down the block
I admit I felt jealous, I wanted to be more like him
Tall, athletic, cool suave and slim
I wish I could be a whole lot more like him
Ya man, a whole lot more like him

Pop goes the weasel
Baby boy would never want to be me
Bobby's dad is amazing watch him climb that tree
Rock Hudson good looks, athletic and cool
Yes, I'm still awkward and often play the fool
But I tell you I love my boy, I'm thankful he's mine
To him I give everything and gladly share my time

Now my boy is in his teens, just as cool as can be
Sometimes he's embarrassed to be seen with me
Outside our window he climbs the big tree
I watch in awe as I sip on my tea
He's growing up so perfect, athletic and slim
My boy is amazing, I wish I was more like him
Ya man, a whole lot more like him

Pop goes the weasel
Young boy would never want to be me
Now he's so amazing watch him climb that tree
Super man good looks athletic and cool
Yes I'm still awkward and often play the fool
But I tell you I love him, I'm thankful he's mine
To him I'd give anything and gladly share my time

My boy's twenty five I can't believe how time flew
My neighbour says "You're boys nothing like you!"
When my son hears him, he says "That ain't cool,
my dad's my biggest hero and you dude are a fool!"
I feel so proud, he speaks up loud and free
Telling Bobby's dad he wants to be more like me
Ya man, can you believe it? 
He wants to be just like me!

Pop goes the weasel
My son wants to be more like me
Even though I ain't amazing, I can't climb a tree
Awkward and clumsy yet he thinks I am cool
He likes my sense of humour 
the neighbour's a fool 
He says "You've always been there dad
I'm so glad that you're mine.
When we're together, I have a great time!"

My heart has grown ten sizes
I tell you it's true.
I'm happy I'm me I don't need to be you.
Danny Devito like stature 
with my own crooked smile
Let me bask in the moment for just a little while
My heart is so full, I tell you I'm glad
Today's one of the best days, that I've ever had!



http://genius.com/Harry-chapin-cats-in-the-cradle-lyrics#note-1014710

Partial lyrics 

 The Cat's in the Cradle

My child just arrived the other day
He came to the word in the usual way
But there where planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, dad
You know I'm gonna be like you."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when
But We'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then."

My son turned ten just the other day
He said "Thanks for the ball, dad; come on lets play
Can you teach me to throw?"
I said "Not today, I got a lot to do
He said, "That's okay."
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then."














Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 9/25/2016 4:56:00 AM

    Being a good dad comes natural, and children know it, they can feel it. Of course, same reasoning applies vice versa. A big 7 to you! Regards // paul
  1. Date: 9/25/2016 12:10:00 AM

    Richard, glad to read your poem, I do love the song you mentioned. You are just awesome. LINDA
  1. Date: 9/24/2016 5:12:00 PM

    Dad's just need to show love That is what being a Dad is all about You have been a great Dad and it shows A big 7 for me Love Mom
  1. Date: 9/24/2016 4:19:00 PM

    Great job Richard, enjoyed the read this morning. A poem for every nerdy dad!
  1. Date: 9/24/2016 3:51:00 PM

    Wow, Richard. I LOVED your poem. Loved it more than the lyrics of the song. Great job. I'm sure you are an amazing dad! :) You made me smile with this piece. Hugs

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