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My Dad !!

Poetry By: attanasio
Memoir


Shared a great day recently with my brothers and dad and was compelled to write about him.


Submitted:Nov 8, 2012    Reads: 22    Comments: 8    Likes: 4   


When I was just a little lad

I looked up, at my tall dad

Trying to walk, not crawl

His hand, helping me not fall

*

When I was but a young boy

Sharing time with dad, a joy

Bouncing me on his knee

Meant the whole world to me

*

When my age was, five or six

Whatever I broke, dad would fix

Around the age of eight or nine

My dad taught me, not to whine

*

When I first became a teen

His firmness, I thought mean

I was certain I knew it all

Dad thought I had, a lot of gall

*

Butting heads, from time to time

He held me down, I tried to climb

I wanted to be on my own

I thought I was full grown

*

I left home, to make my way

Dad knew one day, I'd go away

He prayed for my safe return

The war, was his main concern

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Three years later, I was a man

On my two feet, I could stand

Coming home, I watched my dad

Working hard, most always glad

*

Six siblings, still home in the nest

My dad tirelessly, doing his best

Doing for all, what they'd expect

For my dad, I had found respect

*

For our family, he gave his all

No person's need, ever too small

One by one, they too left home

My dad ensured, they weren't alone

*

When my mom was about to die

I saw my dad break down and cry

"I guess I'm weak", he said to me

I hugged my dad, I disagreed

*

Now my dad is ninety-one

His kindness shines like the sun

A gentleman, to all that know

His loving heart remains aglow





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