Friday, May 05, 2006


Our Dad who went to his reward on this day 23 years ago. 5th May 1983 aged 61 years.

For you Dad:

Only a Dad..........
but the best of men,
Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race;
Bringing little of gold and fame
To show how well he has played the game.
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come home, and hear his voice.

Only a dad... of a brood of four.
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and scorns of life
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad... neither rich nor proud.
Merely one of the surging crowd.
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever came his way.
Silent.... whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad... but he gave his all
To smooth the way for his children small.
Doing... with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
These are the lines that for him I pen,
Only a dad.....................................
.......but the best of men.

Remembering you today, Da... and for always.

Jim ~ Tony ~ Marie ~ Chris ~ Ellen ~ Paul


Will those who think of our Dad today please say a little prayer for him? A little prayer of thanksgiving for the wonderful Dad that god gave to us.


amanda said...

thank you god for such a wonderful man and thank you for helping him be a wonderful dad to his children thank you for his kids that love him so much for he will always be deep in there hearts amen

Young Jim. said...

Very nice post and poem Dad. I was thinking of my Granda when I woke up this morning. I guess I couldn't believe that 23 years has passed since the day I met you and Tony standing at the door when I came home. To be told that my Granda had lost his battle with cancer.
Rest In Peace Granda.

marie said...

jim it is hard to belive da passed away 23 years ago today and he has been and will be missed both him and mam untill we all meet you da ,from marie.xxxx