New Dad, New Dad
(Poems About Babies)
Hey there new dad, grab a seat.
Get all cozy, raise your feet.
When you’re a new dad, you can’t yet know,
the million ways your life will go.
That’s why I’m here with pen and pad,
to talk a bit to you, New Dad.
Remember New Dad, all that time;
you and she alone, sublime?
It’s in the past now gone, good-bye!
A huge demand with no supply.
Fewer movies, fewer tunes.
A lot more diapers, some balloons.
A lot less sleep, a lot less cash,
both of which just fade to ash.
New Dad, New Dad, don’t despair,
grit your teeth or lose your hair.
I won’t lie, it can get rough.
New Dad you’ll swear you’ve had enough.
But New Dad, New Dad wait a sec.
Though you may feel like a nervous wreck,
It’s darkest night before the dawn,
but soon enough the black is gone.
The gorgeous light that takes its place,
illuminates your family’s face.
New Dad, New Dad, listen here.
Rev your engine, get in gear.
Being a dad’s a bit like this
a nickel of hardship, a dollar of bliss.
Being a dad is an awesome parade
that marches in step with the life that you made.
Loads of laughter amid miles of mirth
will follow your brand new baby’s birth.
New Dad, New Dad, I’m on my way,
to a brand new undiluted day
Of sensibly sculpting a brand new soul.
They come out in part, then you help make them whole.
New Dad, New Dad, one day very soon,
your eyes will bulge and your heart will swoon
New Dad, New Dad, it is true
you will NEVER know a fuller you.