Damian Murphy

Rookie - 641 Points (Dublin)

That's My Dad!


A quiet man
who does all he can
for his family,
That's my Dad
A gentle soul
who dedicated his whole
life to providing for us,
That's my Dad

A tower of strength
who would go to any length
to ensure we do not want,
That's my Dad
Never says much
but his manner is such
that we heed every word
That's my Dad

A guiding light
teaching us wrong from right
through his words and deeds
That's my Dad
Extraordinarily gentle
not one bit judgemental
yet gets his message across
That's my Dad

A gentle giant
forever reliant
always there for us
That's my Dad
A reassuring voice
a great source of advice
when life proves challenging
That's my Dad

Steady as a rock
when life gives us a knock
always getting us through
That's my Dad
Never thinks twice
is quick to sacrifice
his own needs for ours
That's my Dad

So full of fun
loves to see everyone
making each of us feel special
That's my Dad
Worked hard for all he's got
seems content with his lot
now he has finally retired
That's my Dad

Now a Grandad
at which he isn't half bad
the grandchildren all love him
That's my Dad
Sharing his life
with our Mother, his wife
for so many years
That's my Dad.

Not always appreciated
we often left him frustrated
during our childhood years
That's my Dad.
I can only aspire to be
half as good a Dad as he
there's only one true hero for me
That's my Dad

A fantastic Dad
none better could we have had
we are all so proud to say
That's my Dad
A man I love
and thank God up above
every day for the man
That's my Dad.

Submitted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Topic of this poem: Father


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For my Father.

Comments about this poem (That's My Dad! by Damian Murphy )

  • Gold Star - 13,747 Points Roseann Shawiak (1/12/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    Fantastic tribute to your Dad, I am sure he appreciates it humbly and with pride! From your poetry it seems to me that you are a lot like your Dad! Very good traits he has passed on to you - always getting your message across with a flair like your Dad! Great poem, I really enjoyed reading it, Damian. Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 641 Points Damian Murphy (2/3/2015 9:37:00 AM)

    Many thanks Roseann for your kind comments on a number of my poems, they are truly appreciated. Take care

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (9/15/2014 2:33:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute to your father. He'd surely be proud to read this. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,575 Points Md Asadullah (8/15/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    Nice poem dedicated to your dad, God bless you and your dad :) (Report) Reply

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