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Many call him brother since he brings the good word
certainly his lessons have left many stirred
some call him exuberant for his spirit on display
such joy he exhibits nearly every day
I say he’s original – no one else comes near
no one that I’ve ever met year after year
he’s been called so many things some to insult some to uplift
I can say either way that this man is a gift
a gift that seeks to include and invite
others who haven’t yet seen the light
he is a gift and I am so glad. . .
that of all the things to call him
I get to call him dad

My dad turned 70 today. Happy birthday, Dad!