Monday, May 05, 2008

Our Dad

Remembering our Dad today.

Our dear Dad who went to sleep peacefully on this day, 5th May 1983, aged 61 years.

I wrote little notes of memories, poems and little other bits and pieces in tribute to you Dad. But my thoughts kept returning to one that I always associate with you....

So once more for you Da....

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... you are forever in our hearts.

Jim ~ Tony ~ Marie ~ Chris ~ Ellen ~ Paul


ettarose said...

Beautiful! As all your writing is. I really look forward to your posts. Thank you!

David said...

That was beautifully written and well done. I am slightly younger than your dad and must come to grips with my own passing someday. But, it's nice to know that the "younger generation" appreciates and adores their parents of the "boomer babies" generation. This country is in good hands.

Mike S said...

A great tribute always!

GO! Smell the flowers said...

A touching post and one us flowers enjoyed!

We've a surprise for you over at GO! Smell the flowers this week Rashers so keep 'em peeled!

Jim & Em

earthlingorgeous said...

Wow! Your dad must be really great for you to write this tribute to him after all these years.

earthlingorgeous said...

Hi Jim,

I am back. Happy Memorial Day!

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Have a great week ahead!

BellyDance Girl said...

such a beautiful poem. Well Done!

Martin said...

very charming piece of poem. a great tribute to your beloved dad :)

Bevs said...

I like the poem, so much. You're Dad is so proud of you! I'm sure of that. ;)