Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Walk A Little Slower Dad

I came across this poem (you all know how much I love poetry…NOT), but, anyway…this is good. Read on.

Walk a little slower daddy,
said a child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps
and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see,
Sometimes they’re a little slower,
Daddy, for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And to know that I was true.
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.”

-Bobbie Norman

When Joshua was 6 years old he gave this poem to me. It was a school project. Silhouetted in the background of the card was his painted footprint. His footprint is frozen in time – preserved in history. I’ll never see his footprint at this size again because it will continue to only get bigger (and most certainly has since he is now 15!!).

He now pours his own glass of milk, walks to the store alone, is getting his drivers license soon, and will graduate from high school and…like his father…get married at 19 years old! Whoa Nelly, I’m having one of those ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ moments!!

Bottom line for us to consider on this Father’s Day weekend: Walk A Little Slower Dad.

Remember that there is a young generation that is following us (trying to anyway). Give them something to follow. Give them a life completely dedicated to Our Father in Heaven.


  1. Monika on June 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    HI I’m writing to you to ask you to please add the writer of this poem to this site.
    Her name is Bobbie Norman, please contact me for more information, thank you, Monika
    This is actually a song that is on iTunes if you need proof.

    • John Fehlen on June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you for catching that. I have updated the poem with the author’s name. Blessings.

    • Sarah Banas on May 25, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Do you know how to reach the author for permission to use?

    • Rajendra Patil on June 30, 2017 at 11:57 am

      I want the meaning of poem

    • vithal patil on July 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Have you the summary of this poem

  2. SIDDIQUI BADIUDDIN on June 28, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Hi Monica,
    where have you got this name ?
    please tell how to contact you?

  3. SIDDIQUI BADIUDDIN on June 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Is anyone there who have the summary of ” walk a little slower “. if possible mail me on this address.

  4. Siddharth on July 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Is anyone there who have the summary of ” walk a little slower “. if possible mail me on given mail id.