Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Father's Day Poem
"My Back"
This is a spoken word from a child to his father...

When I was young I wanted nothing more than to know that my father had "My Back".

I actually didn't realize how often I would want or need nothing more than to know my father had "My Back" .

When I was young and I took my first few steps and was about to fall my father's strong hands grabbed me from "My Back".

When I was at the park being pushed on that swing I knew it was mommy back there.. I used to close my eyes and hope that when I opened them it was really my father  pushing me because I wanted nothing more than to known that my father had  "My Back".

As a little boy when I had that basketball in my hand and got air lifted so that I could reach the rim, I would always turn and see if it was my daddy that lifted me from "My Back".

Daddy thank you for not just being a child support payment but for loving me and having "My Back".

When I had nightmares I would run into my daddy's arms and he would say "Don't worry baby, daddy is here... My heartbeat would slow down and my fear would go away because my daddy had "My Back".

When I was being bullied at school, I knew they would keep bullying me if my daddy didn't show up and have "My Back".

When I was on my bike, it was always so hard to start pedaling from a stand still and then came the push to initiate my bike ride. I turned around and was hoping it was you - my daddy who pushed "My Back".


My father taught me to read. Some words I couldn't pronounce. My dad was strong and with his deep voice he would help me with new words. He had "My Back".

As a little girl I loved Mommy's advice about dating men.. But it's nothing like hearing the raw truth from my daddy who is a real man who understands men..  I have avoided many heartaches because my dad had  "My Back".

Here  I stand proudly with my chest poked out , throughout all of life's unexpected challenges, I kept my determination and focus and earned this cap and gown. A powerful moment, not only am I graduating school, I'm graduating in life. I look to my left and I see my mother. I look to my right and see my father. They both stand proudly with their hands on "My Back".

Here's my sincere SALUTE to all of the real FATHERS around the world...  Real fathers know that being a father is not just a day but it's a year round effort to love, embrace and just be there.

To all of the single mothers playing the role of mother and father God bless you!! Salute!!

Any man can make a baby, but it takes a real man to be a father.. If you are not involved in your kids' lives it's never too late.. Just remember it's only the kids who suffer in the end..  Any means necessary...  Do what you have to do to be more a part of your child's life...

President Obama has created the new standards in black fatherhood and removed any excuse a man could have of being too busy to be involved and/or make time to be there as a father...



Happy Father's Day... 

A poem by Tyrese Gibson 

112 comments:

  1. oh wow, this brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately both of my daughters are now grown, never really had that bond with their fathers, but your right, it's never too late. At 22 and 19, I often think about how their lives would've been so different if they had been there. I did the best I could, and continue to be their rock. Thank you for posting this, love it...Cindy

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    1. So true so HEARTFELT CHILDREN NEED BOTH PARENTS BUT YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE ONE*~if not both. God bless y Mr. Tyrese Gibson for your gift of SPOKEN WORD ON THIS FATHERS DAY~ happy dads day to y~ :)

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    2. I am speechless. It brings back so many memories. Yet it leaves room for those of us who never had that...for wishful thinking. This is more than a poem. It's a motivational speech from a real father's prospective who can relate to the words that pour from your heart. I'm happy for you and I'm thankful that your poem gives voice to what so many of us think but never say. I salute you for touching that place in my heart that I so often hide from the rest of the world. God bless you and Happy King's day. You deserve it.

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  2. this is emotional. i always wished i had someone like this, but i had my mom playing both rolls through out my infant years. My grandad did all he could and absolulty love him for it and dearly miss him the only man in my life ive loved, rip. xxxx

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    1. ^ twiiter: @n_rani94
      big fan tyrese

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    2. Tresha WashingtonJune 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      tyrese this poem is the prettiest poem i have ever read about fathers!!!
      ps... my mom is in love with you she calls you her husband, and hopes to meet you in person one day

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    3. Tresha tell your mother I do the same thing. Lol All the kids at my job know “my husband " my dreams of meeting Tyrese came true this year twice. I attended 2 concerts where I met him face to face! It was amazing! Buy her tickets to a concert she'll remember it FOREVER!

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  3. By far the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! So sweet!

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  4. Powerful and so touching...I wish that my son had a father in his life who has "his back". So I commend all the Fathers who are doing right by their children.

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  5. #snapsfingers This is a great piece..deep. He was taken too soon, but I feel he has "my back"...

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  6. Awwww.....I actually have tears in my eyes.....Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! @pholakemi

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  7. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul. Thank You.

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  8. I LOVED YOUR POEM LAST YEAR TO YOUR DAUGHTER SHAYLA, & THIS POEM WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL AS WELL, YOU TAPPED INTO THE FEELINGS & THOUGHTS OF THAT LITTLE BOY YOU ONCE WERE, AND OF THE FEELINGS,& THOUGHTS OF LITTLE FATHERLESS KIDS & GROWN MEN & WOMAN OF TODAY, WHO ONCE WERE THOSE LITTLE FATHERLESS KIDS, I LOVE MY DADDY VERY DEARLY & BLESSED THAT HE & MOM'S HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 40 YEARS AND GAVE LIFE TO US 19 KIDS, YES 19 OF US, LOLZ, BUT ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY KIND WORDS,& WISDOM YOU TWEET ON TWITTER EVEN THOUGH I'M 9 YEARS OLDER THAN YOU, I STILL "STALK" YOUR PAGE FOR A LITTLE "NUGGET OF KNOWLEDGE" DAILY, WE LOVE YOU, KEEP BEING A POSITIVE MAN OF GOD, AND LOVING ON YOUR PRECIOUS BABYGIRL SHAYLA, MY TWITTER IS @KELLZGIRL69 OR @KELLZGIRL69_JEG, MY EMAIL: CARAMEL187@ROCKETMAIL.COM OR GLENDACARR187@ROCKETMAIL.COM, HAVE A BLESSEDFUL DAY #HAPPYFATHERSDAY

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  9. My father doesn't care about my mother and the four kids. I graduated from College and never received a phone call from him. He has made me suffer in the hands of men including my uncle who used to abuse me. I've been able to get through life in tears with the support oft mother and I love her. Happy Father's day mom, you are the best thing that happened to us. I pray my three brothers make you happy soon. Thank you Tyrese @april_laugh

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  10. Well Said Tyrese (CharleneMarie)

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  11. Man im not afraid to say thjs brought tears to my eyes and im a grown ass man!This is an awsome example of how we all could be.Im so proud of my baby girl.Thank you Toni for making me a father..

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  12. wow this is wonderful.. Tyresse u r so....

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  13. This is so sweet.....real son will become a real father someday.

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  14. This poem has expanded my underanding on what Fathers are and need to be in America. Thank You Ty. Standing with ten toes down as always. Call me mayne!

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  15. Nice poem Ty. This particular part grabbed me the most was the salute to the real fathers and the picture of the 1st family was a nice addition!

    Good stuff!

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  16. That was just beautiful, sometimes reading stuff like this makes me sad that my dad never really had my back. Then I remember God always has me and he's always had me, even when it seemed like no one else was there; he was.

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  17. I luv this, awsome Mr. Gibson!! And thank for remind me my Dad still got my back..

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  18. Thank u Ty for this beautiful piece of life! I wish that someday I write something like this about someone! Am still hopeful because I know God isn't thru with my story just yet!
    I lost my Dad when I was 2yrs old, its been 21yrs now! I was raised by my mum until she passed last 3yrs, May 23rd 2009! It was the worst day of my life, I will never forget that day.
    Mami have have been my rock nd she always had "My Back" she never told me I cudnt! She never allow me say I won't! She's a go getter, raised five of us just well... She is my Father's day special! And everyday I miss her but I thank God fo the last 19yrs she had "My back"
    And today I remember her and every single mom out there, May the Good Lord reward you!
    And to the good fathers keeping it real and keeping its together! We love and appreciate you!
    And to Tyrese Gibson, I pray that a nation write a father's day message for u till the day u cud read no more! God bless ur heart nd soul!
    Happy fathers day!

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  19. Absolutely true and beautiful. I wish that I had experienced that feeling, and even as a grown woman, I yearn for it. I realize I have my heavenly Father, but I know for sure my life would have been different had my earthly father had MY BACK. It is something you never outgrow whether the experience is positive or not so positive. God Bless you for sharing your heart and bringing encouragement and hope to others, Tyrese
    Ramona @ramonaluvsu.. my email is losboo@yahoo.com

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  20. Very beautiful! All parents need to read this its very uplifting!

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  21. Well said Sir!!!

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  22. Thanks for the shout out to Single Mothers!! You are the best!!!

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  23. ONLY IF I had a father like that..but to my kids I promise to be that father.

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  24. Simply Beautiful

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  25. Good stuff right there.

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  26. Thank you for the "SALUTE" to all the Mother's who have a role as a Father to their children. Happy Father's Day to you as well Tyreese....Love you and stay blessed!!! Ree2012

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  27. Lavonda CampbellJune 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Thats simply beautiful Ty, u should post that on facebook.

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  28. I must say this is a great poem unfortunately I didn't have a father growing up. I never knew who he was but if I did I would have wanted him to be just like that

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  29. Beautiful poem, one of the men mom had me called daddy to my virginity, I was able too fight my demons because GOD had my back, eventho life had it's trying times, GOD continued to have my back..Happy Father's Day Tyrese!!!

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  30. Amazing...poem It is a blessing from God to be a father and so I am proud of you for your expression of words. I Admire your ambition and dedication in promoting postivity especially of black fathers not just by name but involved. Being a young black girl growing up I am glad my dad was in my life and involved. My parents married 40+ years it help and contiue to help me strive and know the qualties you look for based on your father which is important and it promotes you thought of stability. God Bless You, Love ya and Happy Fathers Day!

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  31. Beautiful poem...I absolutely enjoyed it:)

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  32. I loved this poem it is truly a sincere poem I had to post it in Facebook.

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  33. This is a true testament to fathers. It touched my heart because my Dad always has my back unconditionally and even though my children’s father and I are not together, he is more than “just a child support payment” he has their back 100%. Follow me @dorightdee

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  34. This is a wonderful poem from a wonderful man I love it.I could recapture my feelings when I was child how I loved my father coming to my rescue and having my back it's a great father's day poem.Happy Father's day Tyrese. I LOVE YOU!!!!

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  35. Truly an emotionally moving and heart felt poem Tyrese. Stay blessed and talented and the great father that you clearly are. You are truly a man of God Selah

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  36. Great. Words! I, myself, never had that love of a Father, so I wrote this:

    http://www.philosophicalpeaces.blogspot.com/2009/06/fathers-day.html?m=1

    @DomiManigault

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  37. This poem has indeed touched my heart and soul! My parents have been married for 50 years and it is a beautiful thing! I have been blessed to have my father in my life from birth to the present day for this I am thankful for that gift from GOD!!! Happy Fathers Day to you!!!

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  38. Wished dad was here to receive my sincere gratitude for having my back at all time
    Thanks Tye for the poem truly admire your spirit to take others with you as you excel
    Proud to be your fan

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  39. Powerful yet true!

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  40. Aww...it made me tear as well. It touches me because I am a single mother of 3 and it is hard to play both roles. I have been blessed with a boyfriend that is a single dad raising two daughters and it can't get any harder than that...lol. I love this also because I used to write poems as well and this inspires me to start again. Thank u :-)

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  41. Love it... It does feel good knowing that your father has your back. I Am grown with children of my own, but I still look for daddy to have my back. I love poetry especially deep things like this. Please write more....:-)

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  42. Wow!! I really Loved this poem... It was well spoken and very true... There were a lot of lines that stood out in the poem...

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  43. Love the poem Tyrese and all your work that you I am a huge fan keep doing wat u do

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  44. Midnight (@ZambianQweeny)June 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    That was truly poetic talent of a real and Loving Man. I must say im quite young at 18 bit im old enough to see and understand there are not that many real Men in the world. Especially those that are Fathers :). Anyone can be a Dad but it takes much more to be a Real Father.

    God bless you Tyrese and the works that u bring and show ppl. God bless your Daughter and the rest of your family and loved ones too :).

    I love my Dad but he didnt really have my Back. But l thank God for him anyway, and leave at the fact that He tried :).
    Many blessings to everyone :) xxx

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  45. Loved this poem it was so sweet. Its hard being a single mom and every cold needs there dad and this poem just makes it more known.

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  46. LOVE it! Love it even more because I can relate because my father always had my back (even when I messed up).

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  47. Love it...people don't realize how important of a role father's are in the lives of children. Great poem... I wrote a poem for father's also..it's called "Be Here" it would be an honor to get your feedback.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iu8Vt6zy24&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  48. [As a little girl I loved Mommy's advice about dating men.. But it's nothing like hearing the raw truth from my daddy who is a real man who understands men.. I have avoided many heartaches because my dad had "My Back"]

    this encapsulates my father...the raw truth!!!

    here's to all men, who, despite all odds have their children's back!!!Grateful, Blessed and Honored to have such men in our lives.

    ps:Happy fathers' day Tyrese.

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  49. Truer words couldn't be written. I'm a single mother & gave up on my daughter's dad being involved. I'll always have all of my kids backs though, and that they will never doubt. Happy Father's Day Tyrese!

    Nikki J.

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  50. I loveeee this...your biggest fan...xoxo

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  51. Annita Sunshine8031June 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    At 31 I can truly say my dad still has my back. No matter what goes on in my life my dad has and will always be MY BACK!

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  52. Gr8t piece there. It makes and interesting reading and serves as a motivation.There's a lot to learn from this piece and I think there's no excuse being a bad father.

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  53. im tearful after reading this. thanks for sharing! :)

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  54. I have no words but tears that fall solid and steady from my face...WOW!! (inhales)..exhales!
    On twitter @LoveRobby

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  55. Beautiful poem, Tyrese! I immediately thought about mothers who are taking on the responsibility of a father...and how it must make them feel today to know that they're in it alone. I hate thinking about children who are missing their fathers on today due to tragedy or the lack of responsibility for their children. However, God is always there and I pray that He grants fathers the wisdom to know that if they are not in their children's lives, to have the mind to become real men as they were called in the beginning!

    Happy Father's Day, Tyrese!

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  56. i wish i had a father that had 'my back'.

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  57. This is a testiment for all men to get inspired get invested and get involved my dad still gives me bday money every year since I was born , mothers day presents, xmas presents and pays tuition for my daughter to attend St Johns University im 39 I am blessed and my dad has my back, he makes it possible for me to attend graduate school when I cross that stage he will be right there and when I am hooded with the honor of Dr. I will proudly say this is for u my father.

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  58. Happy Father's Day ~~~~~ ur a Real Father and it's true a Father's Love Can Never Be Replaced. It is my prayer for you that God blesses you with a complete family that your heart deserves.

    Love Circle

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  59. this is simply beautiful............i am proud of my father and he did his best to raise a great lady. i had and still have both my parents and am so thankful to God. Happy Fathers day to all the wonderful fathers out there. And to the mom's that play double.......we love you and God bless you. Thanks Tyrese!!

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  60. I feel proud to be a father. I do and will continue to have my kids' backs.

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  61. such powerful and touching words

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  62. Truer words have never been spoken. Love the poem, it would be a good idea for a childrens book.

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  63. Happy Father's Day sir. Your dedication is Golden. ~Blu

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  64. Tyrese, those words were very moving. Being a single mother of 5 there isn't a lot of time to really think about how hard it is to play the roles of both mother & father, you just do it. Having a father in your life as a child is huge & it's very unfortunate that a lot of men don't realize that. Happy Father's Day to the real fathers, the men who step in & mentor those children with absent fathers, to the mothers that work hard everyday to be mom & dad and Happy Father's Day to you Tyrese. Thank you for sharing those powerful words.

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  65. Amazing nice poem loved it

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  66. The poem is wonderful.

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  67. That was amazing! @jessirenae24

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  68. http://instagr.am/p/L_yyLuIWJ2/
    My portrait of Tyrese & his daughter. Happy father's day!
    @mslecter

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  69. Insightful and honest. New standards have been set, its up to us to live up to them!

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  70. This brought tears to my eyes! My father passed away 3 years ago. I miss my father dearly, he was my best friend. Everything you spoke of in this reminded me of him. I feel so blessed to have a father like I had, who was also a father figure to so many others in Pittsburgh, through different community ventures that he was involved in. I wish there were more out there like this, I am also thankful for the ones who are! Great message! @kprettynpgh

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  71. From Coca-Cola to Sweet Lady to a grown man to How To Get Out Of Your Own Way.... The list goes on. It's been a pleasure and a blessing to watch you grow! BEAUTIFUL POEM!!! Keep impacting lives for the better!!!

    Blessings!

    x: Ra

    @EternallyRa
    www.twiiter.com/EternallyRa

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    1. #YourMemoryForeverLivesOn ***Happy Father's Day Daddy ;-)*** & To My FATHER GOD, I Thank YOU Continually For Being The GREATEST FATHER A Daughter Could Ever Have! Happy FATHER'S Day!

      I AM SO VERY THANKFUL For The Time I Had To Get To Know My Father, as I did not grow up with both parents. I recall the COUNTLESS years of longing for my father.... Visits here and there were never enough, nor was a stepfather ever a replacement... The countless tears I cried, prayers I prayed, wishing hoping...my father could be there to have "My Back".... But I was DETERMINED that one day I would get to know my father as more than just an occasional visitor.

      Determined, one break during college, I did the "unthinkable". Against my mother's wishes (though I did have the permission of my then stepfather), I did not come home for break. This angered my mother and hurt her deeply as I was always one to please mother. I was also hurting because I'd hurt her. However, this time I'd made a choice to stand for what I believed I should do regardless of the fact I'd stand so alone. During that break I spent 2 weeks at my father's house getting to know him. And I am FOREVER GRATEFUL to GOD I did, as that one act that was initially seen as disobedience turned out to be a divine appointment. Those 2 weeks were the GREATEST moments spent with my father, and they were my last. After break I returned home. I recall getting a phone call.... The voice on the other end was of one clearly in tears. It was my father's fiancée. And with all the strength she could muster up at that time, she informed me that my father had beeen rushed to the hospital, he was coughing up blood yet fighting to live... They told him to stop fighting, and he passed on.

      My father never got to see me graduate Summa Cum Laude 3rd in my class with a 3.8GPA, but he recall him being so proud of me during my time spent with him, boasting on how he knew I would go on to excel. My father never got to attend my wedding, but during the visit he got to meet the man I'd go on to marry, and he assured me of how much he loved him and approved of him. My father never got to see the birth of our 4 BEAUTIFUL babies (2 boys and 2 girls), but as each one looked just like him at birth ;-), causing me to feel, though abscent in body, he never "missed a beat".

      I will never forget the impact that a simple act of stepping out and going "against the grain" to do what I believed in has made in my life. We only have one life to live.... With each day, I am the "go to girl" to be inspired.... With each day, I'm impacting the lives of another in some form. That is true living! That hat being said, I'll leave you with this: It doesn't matter how you start, but how you finish! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!! Make it a PHENOMENAL one!

      Much love & success!!!

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      It was only in awaking this morning and reflecting on the time I was blessed to be able to spend with my father, that I realized that it was not when I returned home from that break that he passed, but shortly after I returned home AFTER having graduated. Thus at some point during the following school year, though all cloudy now, I did see him again, as this morning I recall the settings for each encounter (visit in this case) being different. One in his old home, the other in his new home. It was during the visit to his new home I'd learned that he was ill.... At the time of graduation, though family did not make it known to me, an attempt to sheild me I'm sure, as I was looking for him at graduation, he was most likely too ill to make the trip. It was after seeing him my senoir year in college fhat I would never see him again.

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    3. After reviewing and looking for an option to correct typos, I realize there is none, however, I hope this inspires someone nonetheless. #MakeLemonade ;-)

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  72. This is so nice everyone needs a father who has their back!!

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  73. Couldn't have been said better... Great poem... I love the work you do I have all your movies, CDs, and book... you are a great example for black men everywhere....

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  74. OH MY GOD!! This is a tear jerker! I wish I could send this to my daughters' sperm donor. Someone needs to slap him in the head with this. My daughters are 21 and 12 and he is not a father to them at all. He was a half ass daddy to the older one and absolutely nothing to the younger one. Doesn't call her, take her anywhere, buy her anything, he's a loser and the sad things is, he doesn't realize that his actions are not hurting me, it hurts her. I hope there comes a time when he needs something like a kidney and she's the only one who can give it because he will die if it I have any breath in my body!

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  75. Good stuff as always, understanding is the best part

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  76. I LOVE IT I NEED TO COPY SO ALL THE MEN I KNOW CAN READ IT.... @MRSBGRIFFIN25

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  77. Thank you Tyrese for sharing your thoughts and feelings on fatherhood. I wish more men would express their thoughts on this topic; since I believe that a boy's relationship with his father or lack thereof definitely influences the kind of man/father he becomes.

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  78. Love this... Makes me wish even more now that I had a good relationship with my father.

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  79. As an African American woman, I am BLESSED that my daddy still has "My Back." He continues to stand in the gap for His family. (robynday2224)

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  80. TOUCHING! WHAT comes from the heart reaches the heart. I sit up sometimes and cry and blame my dad for me being mistreated, misused, and hurt by men. I always asks HOW DO I LOOK SO MUCH LIKE YOU, and you never did nothing for me?! Now I look up and tell MY HEAVENLY FATHER *THANK YOU! for watching out and protecting me.(tears) because he always here with me.

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  81. This is trully a testement to how a black rose can grow through concrete. There is nothing to hard for God to do and looking at Tyreses life God still remains in control. 15 years in a music and film industry has blossomed you and continues to shape your humanity, and after reading this, it immediately brought me to the section in your book where you are speaking with your mother. That's where I saw COURAGE, and "My Back" is filled with the courage of love. Thank you for showing me your version of love. I am forever greatful.

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  82. I ABSOLUTELY... Love this poem... It hit close to home, and the message at the end closed it out perfectly. I am sharing this with a couple people.

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  83. Love this poem!! It's extremely touching :) Good job Tyrese

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  84. Great poem Tyrese The way epress in words the feelings of a child.
    Been reading these stories. Some are catching stories. Like the one of Ra Chell, its never too late to get to know that father or the story behind the absence of your father. Iam gratefull that mine at least tried to be part of my life and showed that in evrey way possible.
    Like it that you set the example for fathers that they can be fathers if they put there mind to it.
    Keep talking to those fathers and mothers because you motivate them to do better and be better. They hear you when you speak you cant always see that but there are ppl out there listening to what you have to say and think about that even talking about it to others.
    STAY a great father for your daughter Shayla because no one needs and loves you more than she does!!
    Love your tweets and i will stay a treu follower.
    Greetings and GOD Bless
    Twitter assepoester196 Email astrid.v@gmail.com

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  85. Excellent! Men need to know that although women are strong and capable, a child, teen, and adult will never be complete without ever having a true father. Broke rich or poor family love is what it is.

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  86. I thank you my favorite R&B artist.....my 18 yr old top 7 graduate of 2012 Oc'Teanna ICY Payne we had our weekend vist @ the jail house hes has been locked up all 18yrs of her life but i tell you this although she and him missed out on a lot together they have this beautiful love they share together once they are in each others face that i wish that i could capture so that they could never loose site of that s/o to Thomas Demont Payne#739261 happy farthers day we had a great vist

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  87. Speechless……….a Phenomenal Poem!

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  88. oh pls he is know poet...corny poem jus like him...#hata4lyfe

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  89. No words can express how I'm feeling about thus poem......

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  90. The heart always speaks truly love your poem my father was never there but my husband is a true father to our kids and this is for him thank you

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  91. Wow! Mr. Gibson, I have been following u on twitter and mobli for a few months now and some of the stuff that u have written or spoken I have found fault in. Why? Because it has always seem that u spoke from one pov...a mans. But this Father's Day poem has been captured from both pov's (male/female & parent/child). On this I must say, "Well done! U really have out done urself in this poem." I thought it was the most touching and beautiful piece of poetry that I have read in a long time. Great job on this poem! I definitely have to share this with everyone that I know.

    My twitter name is mocha2523 or sandra2523@me.com

    Once again, awesome job on putting ur thoughts and feelings on paper!!

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  92. A child needing its father defined in your poem. Not only the child needs its father but the father needs the child too. Ones the child has entered the fathers life, he can never erase that part. Sometimes we think that when a person is not in someones life they are forgotten. There is no way that certain part in anyones life can be forgotten. Often kids who dont have a father in their life think that their father forgot all about them. Well the truth is that man thinks about them wheter he see the kid or not. So its not only the child that suffers in the end but also the parent that can not be or is not a part of this childs life. There are a lot of fathers out there who cant be a part of a childs life because of problems with their baby mother keeping them away from having contact with their own kids. So sometimes the choice of a father being a part of a childs life are is being made by a child mother. So fathers when you make that choice to go bed with anyone keep in mind that that woman can keep you from seeing your child when you separate or will give you problems when you want to spent time with your child. We are al responsable for the choices we make befor having sex with anyone. Nobody starts a relationship to end up divorced or separated specially when you have kids. There is no garantee on any relationship to last till the end.But you can do something about the choice you make to sleep with somebody. Because its you, the father of your kids, and your kids that will suffer in the end.
    Tyrese talks about this subject because there are a lot of ppl out there who are single parents with children
    Kids suffer Fathers suffer and Mothers suffer. Maybe there should to be a school to guide and educate the young future to be mothers and fathers to help them make the right choices in life. Its starts with the choice of having sex. Having sex is more that a act of love or lust. It can and will decide your future and the future of your child so think about that before you decide to have sex.
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  93. That’s awesome...thanks a lot for bringing this up. Sometimes we really get busy or ignorant to notice the important of having a Father figure in our life. I was raised by my mother who tried her best to have my back by teaching me life and to stand up for what I believed in. Now I’m blessed with a son who's almost five years now and I can stand up proudly to say "I’m a father raising a soldier". Thanks to my fiancée for affording me an opportunity to play my role as a father. My proudest moment was when he woke up in the middle of the night and called baba (Father) that’s when I got the confirmation that he knows that I got his back all the time. Trully love your poem Tyresse and God bless.
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  94. Sorry i spelled your name wrong Tyrese. Thanks again and may God bless you abundantly

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  95. YOur poem was amazing it made me cry because it made me think about my dad whom I never met...my oldest son dad was murdered and my baby boy dad doesnt have anything 2 do with him....still crying but loved it anyway!!

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  96. Heart gripping, keep up the good work Mr. Gibson!

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  97. it's becoming very common place, where a man wants to be a father, is desparate to be a daddy, wants to be there for their little girl.

    but the mother prevents it- the courts prevent it- the system prevents it.

    sad but a true fact of modern western life.

    i never saw my baby girl for nearly a year, i cried every night, i watched her videos everyday.

    Men ARE NOT JUST A cash machine- the child needs their dad- stop this madness

    Fathers for Justice

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