A Father's Legacy Poem by Cynthia Buhain-baello

A Father's Legacy

My Father's words are my legacy
He gave the pen of ardent writing.
The love for books and careful study,
And wealth of knowledge gained by reading.

The gift of painting self portraits
In oil and watercolor mediums
As artist he had various traits
That lingers now like sweet perfume.

He taught me best the gift of laughter,
Sincerity in friendships made,
In conflict silence is much greater
And cursing he always forbade.

'Strive to gain sound education
Value work and your family
Respect the race of any nation
Live well your life with integrity.'

He never schooled at parenting
And he may not be a perfect one
Through all mistakes and human failings
He lived this life an honest man.

He passed the torch and made life rich
By leaving me with all these lessons
Though in my heart I suffer grief
His love and memory will live on.

God bless you Daddy, you're the best!
With love and thanks - goodbye!
You've made the mark and passed your test
And now with angels you can fly.


Vicente de Jesus Buhain Jr.
April 27,1920 - May 5,2009


'And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God.'

Copyright May 5,2009
Cynthia Buhain-Baello

Jayatissa K. Liyanage 01 February 2015

A great tribute to a wonderful father by a brilliant daughter. Excellent poem, it is. Thanks for sharing.

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Paul Reed 17 February 2014

What a wonderful and loving father you had

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Louis Rams 26 April 2012

he is with the lord high above, and forever giving you his love.

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Joe Breunig 29 March 2012

A delightful tribute for your father; sounds like you were definitely blessed with a loving parent; wonderfully written! -Joe Breunig Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

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Prince Obed de la Cruz 03 February 2010

wow... nice tribute to a remarkable person in your life

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Cynthia Buhain-baello

Cynthia Buhain-baello

Manila, Philippines
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