"A Little Fellow Follows Me" Poem Print
Growing up, a poem hung in the hallway of my parents home called "A Little Fellow Follows Me." It was originally penned by Rev. Claude Wisdom White.
I never gave it much thought as a kid, but since becoming a dad, it’s become one of my favorite poems. It’s a simple, gentle reminder to always be your best self because you’ve got a little person who thinks the world of you.
I'm not the only dad who loves this poem. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden received a copy of it in 1936 upon the birth of his son, and memorized it by heart. "Its words," he said, "greatly impacted me over the years." He even kept copies of the poem in a desk drawer, and gave them to all the fathers in his life.
I've wanted a print of the poem of my own, but could never find a good one. So I commissioned the folks at This Paper Ship to create a mid-century inspired illustration that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of "A Little Fellow Follows Me." Hang it up in your office to remind you to be the best man you can be so you can pass on the legacy of manliness to your sons.
Premium 8x10 print on off-white paper using a four-color printing process. Printed in the USA.