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AD – After Dad

In loving memory of my Father on his birthday

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Love Outlives All

Hey Dad – I can feel you
I know you’re out there
Always here in my heart
Nearby in the air

Like a whisper in the breeze
Or rustle out of sight
The glint in a dew drop
Or the star shining bright

In the chorus of morning
In the day’s melody
Just nudging my conscious
That you’re not far away

For your spirit is in me
Your laughter, your love
Always reigning in harmony
On my soul, from above

And so this first birthday
I now have without you
Is imbued with your presence
Will be happy not blue

For you’re here – omnipresent
Not in a distant place
For love outlives all
And is a blessing and grace

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Reflections

For fifty years less one short month
You’ve been there by my side
Protector, comforter and friend
In whom I could confide
With whom I shared my highs, my lows
My hopes, my loves, my dreams,
My fears and sadness, losses, fights
All sort of diff’rent things

You’ve stood there strong; n’er waned nor left
Been there through thick and thin
My constant, stable, quiet resolve
Hand to hold and thickest skin
And we’ve had great fun, laughed and cried
We’ve shared so much and more
And you’ve been there not just for me
But for my own fab four

You’ve been the very best of Dads
And for my children too
You’ve been a role model as well
As Grandpa and Dad, true
You’ve taught us all integrity
You’ve showed us what it means
To uphold honour, truth, respect
And all things in between

And you taught me that I have worth
You’ve shown me I can be
Strong, confident, navigating
A lifecourse responsibly
For as a source of peacefulness
With humour and harmony
You’ve given out support, warmth, love
All unconditionally

And so dear Daddy, I love you
And will eternally
For though we must be pulled apart
In mortal realms I see
This thread weaving between us won’t
Separate at your death
For it will pass cross the chasm
And won’t leave me bereft

A ribbon thread to hold onto
Forever in a day
Of treasured memories in mind
Paving an onward way
A link in the chain that won’t be broke
A strand between us both
Where what we had will never die
And that’s my lasting oath
And thus, this will not be the end
But the beginning of
A new road down which we will walk
Me here; you up above
As a star amidst the milky way
Shining a guiding light
Still always here deep in my heart
Burning so very bright

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Dear Dad …

Things may have changed in recent times
Evolved into a new
But I see past the ageing parts
To the twinkle deep in you

To the heart within that beats with care
And love that you have shared
The kindness deep within that you
Have shown, is always there

The stable unconditional
Hug that’s enveloped me
Through life – through good and bad you’ve been
A star Dad constantly

A star that’s shone a leading light
With a glow that lasts each day
Unceasingly encouraging me
Giving guidance on the way

And too you’ve been a role model to
Your grandchildren as well
A beacon in their lives that too
Shines out in ways that tell

And so dear Dad and Grandpa too
Be sure we love you so
For with heartfelt thanks and gratitude
You’re the best Dad that we each know!

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Best Of The Bestest Dads

A day to celebrate the men
Who give their hearts and all
Imbue love unconditionally
That kick about the ball
Of daddy-hood to be the best
That they can truly be
In sacrifice to their offspring
Throughout all history

Who put themselves out to protect
The lives that they have made
In love with full integrity
That’s shown by what’s displayed
And given to their babies
That says ‘I’m here it’s true
And will be to the end of time
As I’ll always love you’

And to those men a hearty cheer
A glass raised up to say
That Dad’s like you are drops of gold
And always win the day!
For any man can be a father
But it takes a special lad
To go on to make the cut as the
Best of the bestest Dads

Dedicated to my Dad on this Father’s Day who, for sure, made the cut

  

I Thought We’d Take Dad Hostage

I thought we’d take dad hostage
Cos despite his old set ways
There’s something that we all adore
When he comes to stay
The way he sits and tells his yarns
Of the good ole days
And adds a new dimension
With all he has to say
But Mum would doubtless miss him
Although she’d swear she’d not
Cos after all those years together
They’re joined up by a knot
The knot of solemn marriage vows
The knot that joins then so
And so dear Dad will leave us and
Back home he will now go
But next time when he visits
We’ll fight against the odds
Cos we want him here forever
As he such a great old sod!!!

You’re Dad

Your silver hair
Your glistening eyes
Your candid smile
Your wisdom wise
Your warmth and love
Your support and care
Your hand to steady
You’re always there
Your constancy
Your peace, accord
Your total love
Yourself adored
Your honesty
Your integral heart
You’re here and now
You’re from the start
Your loyalty
Your wholesomeness
You’re life’s elixir
You’re Dad – I’m blessed!

Your Dad

On Father’s Day 2013 for my amazing Dad!