In light of Father’s Day, Tyrese Gibson wrote a special poem on what being a father really means to him. The singer — who has an adorable 3-year-old daughter, Shayla — shares his thoughts on being a father, a man, and a great example:

“I am more than just a man… I am a father.
A boy is excited about the opportunity to be a dad. 
A father is more focused on the “Responsibility” of being a father.

As a father it is a responsibility to create the standards in our kids’ lives, 
I am not just semen. I love you, and you love me and in our
family we created “we” in our children.

I am power, I am intelligence, I am education, I am integrity, I am God fearing spirituality,  I am consistent…
As a father, sometimes I have to be away. I am constantly in the field hunting for my family’s survival.
I am king therefore you are my queen. President Obama has created a new standard and removed every excuse a black man could ever have of NOT being a father…  
I am more than I appear to be, I am more than just a man.

Fathers… Even though it seems like your effort is sometimes overlooked, God is watching and he knows your heart.

To all of the REAL FATHERS around the world..
Through good, bad or ugly relationships with the mother…
If you are NOT there for your kids, it is ONLY the kids that suffer in the end.
Take a stand and do any means necessary to be a part of your kids lives.

God knows your heart… God bless all FATHERS around the WORLD for Father’s Day!


Great poem, Tyrese — Happy Father’s Day!