BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY
Only a Dad
By Edgar Albert Guest
Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
He’s a recently retired German/History school teacher that continues to coach the track team at Roy High School, which just won region! He also works part time teaching Special Education. He’s a great mentor to kids and has made a big impact in our community as well. He has served in just about every calling the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has to offer.
“Hi my name is Maxson and I want to nominate my dad! My dad works really hard! In 2020, he beat adrenal cancer and then a few months later got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis! He works hard at restaurants for work and then loves to play games with me when he gets home. He loves rock music and taught me to dance. He always tells me how much he loves my hugs! Love, Maxson”