My Father…a good man
You lived your life giving to many, several times unappreciated
You gave your resources - money, property, time and energy
You gave your wisdom - advice, ideas, suggestions and opinions
You gave your love – goodness, kindness, care and concern
Daddy, you were a good man

Were you paid in the same coin that you gave? Many times you were not
Yet you continued to give, you continued to counsel, you continued to love
There were times I didn’t understand you, there were times I didn’t see your point
But in time, I grew to know your love was incontestable
You did love me and that’s why you became my best friend
Daddy, you were a good man

The love between a man and his 1st born daughter is a mystery
No-one can truly understand the many facets of this love
It can be tumultuous, it can be fraught with ups and downs
But yet no other love can compare
Daddy, you were a good man

Who will I go to when life’s issues attack?
Who will encourage me through hard situations?
Who will calm me during stormy times?
Who will tell me "it’s going to be alright", with that voice that knows?
Who will take your place Daddy?
Because, Daddy, you were a good man

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children
So I say thank you Daddy for the inheritance you left us
Integrity, Love, Goodness; what can be more valuable?
I remember your smile, I remember your love
I remember your care and concern for people
And I thank God because, Daddy, you were a good man

Rest in perfect peace my GOOD DADDY, in the bosom of our GOOD GOD

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Synopsis
A tribute to my father Augustine Chukwuka Kambia (ACK) who went to be with his maker on Sunday, September 2, 2012
A Word from the Writer
He was a good man
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