Some men may wear expensive suits made of nothing less than cashmere with a price tag worth far more than I’ll ever earn in a year.

Filled with days of greed for an expensive taste, it’s hard to knock it though when they’ve got money in their pocket and expenses to waste.

Whilst others dress in designer labels with fancy names simply to impress with hopes of playing the mating game with the opposite sex.

But me I may as well be naked, ’cause what you see is what you get I guess my worst mistakes have been my dress sense and yet there’s nothing I regret.

To look at me I maybe a little rough around the edges and I ain’t waterproof  even the zips are only held by the odd crooked tooth.

I’m used to all the weathers but alas I ain’t wind resistant although tears have left stains from being far too persistent.

But when my son pulls at my shirt and yanks at my jeans I can feel the stitches being torn and pulled apart at the seams.

I know now it doesn’t matter what anyone wears, it’s what’s inside that should be beautiful so I guess looking at myself right now I finally realise I’m made father material.

 About the Poet

Craig Titchener is a whiskey-loving mechanic/poet living in Garndiffaith, South Wales. He can often be found walking his dog in the beautiful Welsh countryside. He owns many watches and almost as many empty bottles of whiskey. Find him on Twitter@craigtitchener.  Craig has graciously accepted the role as GetConnectDAD’s Poet Laureate.

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