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I See Dad*
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I see dad
When blueprints are being drawn
In the wee hours just before dawn.

I see dad
When a tractor clears and grades a lot,
Breaking ground for a new home plot.

I see dad
When a foundation's being poured,
Must be level for it to be floored.

I see dad
When walls are being laid to frame
Plumbed and straight is the aim.

I see dad
When a roof's being raised to the ridge
Rafter by rafter from peak to edge.

I see dad
When paneled siding needs nailing
As carpenter's hammers do the wailing.

I see dad...
He did it all in those days,
Roughing-in the electric, no shock
Taping-off even the dusty sheetrock,
Laying any kind of different floor,
Hanging in and out every door.

I see dad
Where houses are being built,
I see dad
Where homes in love are wilt.
 

Proverbs 17:6 NASB

*For Thomas Jerome Rogers, the
true Master Builder, and my dad

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by J. Alan R.

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