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The Eclectic Pen - My Dad

By: Renee C. (brneyedgirl821) - ,  
Date Submitted: 5/28/2009
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 271

  My Dad

In 1925, on a cold December day
Back in the mountains, far away,
A baby was born, a little boy
To his parents he brought much joy

In the Depression money didn’t go far
Times were so hard instead of a car,
He used a rock for his toy
When he was just a little boy.

At seventeen he joined the Navy
His eyes were blue, his hair wavy,
In his uniform, a handsome young man
Defending his country as best he can.

He entered my life when I was just four
In taking a wife, he got something more,
A greater gift no little girl ever had
I was his daughter and he was my dad.

He taught us through love, example, and deed
“Family comes first” was our family creed,
He loved us all unconditionally
A great hero to my brothers and me.

Although our lives were full of ups and downs
No greater dad could ever be found,
Then early one morning the phone call came
From that time on nothing would be the same.

On the hospital bed his eyes were so blue
I thought I can’t imagine life without you,
Soon the angels came and took him away
A part of me died on that very sad day.

Daddy how can we go on without you
To love us, guide us, and see us through,
We laid him to rest on that sad April day
Nothing could take our sorrow away.

The sermon was on the 23rd Psalm
At the table prepared for him,
In the presence of his enemies
Not one enemy there would be.

I miss him so, my heart heavy laden
The day will come when I won’t be sad,
I will be strolling around heaven
Hand-in-hand with my dad.

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Kami (Kidsey) - 5/30/2009 1:06 PM ET
wow! I really like it! But its so sad and happy! But true!
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 6/7/2009 7:11 AM ET
I really loved this, it's beautifully put.
Renee C. (brneyedgirl821) - , - 6/8/2009 12:52 AM ET
Thank you so much for the compliments.
Kelly P. (KelLuvsRick) - 6/18/2009 12:02 AM ET
That was a wonderful poem......
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