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Hazel Durham


Dickie


I will always remember your joyfulness,
The way you liked being the best,
The cauliflowers, cabbages, tomatoes you grew,
Were the biggest by far, than all the rest,
Like yourself a big man, tall and broad,
Sparkling blue eyes, warmest smile you ever saw,
Booming voice, as compelling as your presence,
Honest, so, so kind like an angel from heaven,
Your simple ways, were as pure as the land you loved,
Roses and tulips blooming in abundance,
From gifted hands, that toiled so hard.

You spoke your mind, your morals strong,
Standing up when people did wrong,
You were known by so many,
People drawn to your warmth and charm,
You have gone from us all, many a year,
Our hearts ache, as our eyes fill with tears,
The man we knew as Dickie who had no fear,
We wish he was back beside us near,
His character and soul lives on around us,
True goodness and happiness lingering on,
My dad's unique spirit everlasting,
As the earth we live on.

Submitted: Thursday, October 04, 2012
Edited: Sunday, December 16, 2012

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This is dedicated to my wonderful dad who was so loving, kind, brave, generous, funny and most of all a great father, all in all the very BEST!

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  • Rookie - 468 Points Mike Barrett (12/20/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    Hazel, what a beautiful write! Your Dad seems to have been quite the man, quite the Soul! Really moving and a fine tribute to his beingness, his memory. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,565 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/10/2013 5:30:00 AM)

    A wonderful dedication to your Dad. He is still Alive in your Heart. What can be more beautiful than this. Lovely poem and loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Shahzia Batool (5/12/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    You have gone from us all, many a year,
    Our hearts ache, as our eyes fill with tears,
    The man we knew as Dickie who had no fear,
    We wish he was back beside us near,

    very cutting! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ezediuno Louis Odinakaose (10/29/2012 4:36:00 AM)

    not an easy tin to loos 1 u realy care for... i knw trust me... i lost my dad and brother... though. u can check out my poem thirteen years gone...its for my dad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Karen Sinclair (10/27/2012 9:32:00 AM)

    A wonderfully warming write of a man who now sits in my mind imagination via your words as a strong colourful caring independent father friend and gardener.... must of been a delightful son too...thank you for sharing a lovely tribute...karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 910 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/14/2012 6:41:00 AM)

    Aha so u got his gud looks! A fabulous tribute to dada dady indeed. And he sure tended his garden well n lovingly, dats why he's in garden of Eden when he left u. :) (Report) Reply

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