No legal ties to bind us, no shared blood in our veins.
Yet I call you father, in many many ways.
If soothing words can dry a tear, and love can ease the way.
When difficult times assault, I know you’ll always stay.
You’ve helped me travel down a path of unfamiliar roads.
So many lessons I have learned, by stories you have told.
During fearful times you’ve held my hand and told me I am strong.
You’ve shared my joy, and pain alike and gladly came along.
So richly blessed is how I feel, I’ve had you by my side.