Thursday, August 25, 2005

Australian Father's Day

Rating: 3.9
I'm looking forward with dismay
to this year's coming Father's Day.
You see, my son in USA
says Father's Day, there is no way
that I will send you something twice
(he will not take my good advice) ,
well Father's Day is coming here
but not for 'them'. It would appear
that I can celebrate again
(as should all fathers that are men) .

The local shop, to compound troubles,
ran out, I checked it with my Hubbles,
'Potato Vodka', said the man
'I know, Sir, that you are a fan
but we have had such great demand
and management could not have planned
for all our customers this year,
so I suggest you buy some beer.'

Five times I had the special pleasure
to sire offspring, a good measure,
so maybe things will yet improve.
My daughter often makes a move
that does surprise and spurn them on
her brothers for this Pater-Thon.

To all the fathers who are reading
these lines with balding or receding
hairlines, (a sign of getting old) ,
I say, you must be somewhat bold
do tell them often, in advance
about the Day, so that your chance
of getting showered with those gifts
expands, that's how the spirit lifts.
Herbert Nehrlich
Raynette Eitel 25 August 2005
I assume, then, that there is a separate Mother's Day down under. Am I onto something here? Maybe I should investigate and let my three daughters know. This is a fun poem, Herbert and well-written. Raynette
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Uriah Hamilton 25 August 2005
Love the line sire offspring a good measure, Happy Father's Day.
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Herbert Nehrlich1 25 August 2005
Thank you both. Have you been googling Lawrence? H
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Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari 25 August 2005
You make me want to pick up the phone just call my dad and tell him I love him....I think we all forget sometimes the important things. Happy Father's Day!
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Herbert Nehrlich1 25 August 2005
Thanks, Mary. Very sweet of you. I am going to have a surprise orchestrated by myself, so I will forget as of today what it is. That way, the surprise gift will be a complete hit. I cannot tell you what it is because I don't know it myself. Best, Herbert
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Mary Nagy 25 August 2005
Well, Happy Father's Day (a little in advance) Herbert. I hope it turns out to be a wonderful day for you. Sincerely, Mary
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