Tyrese Writes "Not Just Semen" Poem for Father's Day
Transformers star and R&B singer gets sentimental on Facebook
Hollywood renaissance man Tyrese Gibson took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to share a special Father's Day poem that is being passed around the Internet entitled, "Not Just Semen":
"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.
What the heartfelt poem lacked in rhyme, it made up for with truth: Tyrese urged his fellow fathers to not let sour relationships with mothers get in the way of taking care of their responsibilities and even cited President Barack Obama as the reason fathers can no longer rely on excuses.
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