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A Portrait Of My Dad


A man of courage with strong back.
of clean nails and tender hands
of well-combed hair and Old Spice
of red lips and heart so wise;

of sad eyes, but happy will
of yellow teeth and firm nose
of laughing cheeks and warm chest
of walking feet and Sunday's best.

My Dad's a prize from Heaven up!
In God's delight, a family -
of work and lessons everyday
And love for all, he'd always say.

To Hannibal, he left me then
to Sacred Heart - I don't know when
and peace and love for all to pray
be strong in faith, the angels say!





P. S.
I love you, Daddy. May you and all the faithful departed rest with GOD forever.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Edited: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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For fathers /day

Comments about this poem (A Portrait Of My Dad by rose flores rosevoc2 )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (7/20/2012 11:17:00 PM)

    This is a lovely tribute to youe dad, well written and a delightful read.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (6/28/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    This is beautiful...dont we all see our fathers that way...those of use lucky enough to know... this is worth a 10 (Report) Reply

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