Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,582 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Dear Old Dad - Poem by Patricia Grantham

You were the kind of daddy that nurtured us to grow
We were taught early in life you reap just what you sow
Hard work you would always say never killed anyone
You rose early and toiled all day til the setting of the sun

When you came home from work all day tired and worn out
You gave your love so freely without a shadow of a doubt
We could never begin to imagine how much you loved us so
The more you had to provide for us the further you would go

Spare the rod and spoil the child was not your thing to do
You showed how much you cared for us with a love so deep and true
Granted that we as children were nothing but hard headed
We felled into mischief many times wherever we so treaded

To a great Dad that meant all in the world to us
A loving God that called you home must have wanted you thus
On this vast Earth of ours you were created to show your love
A Heavenly gift to us from God sent so lovingly from above

Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: dad

Comments about Dear Old Dad by Patricia Grantham

  • Michael Gale (5/15/2015 12:19:00 AM)

    Very.nice poem! , . :) (Report) Reply

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  • (7/20/2014 6:16:00 AM)

    Seems he deserved this poem with love very nice to read...something I never had in life and felt it most in school the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2013 9:57:00 AM)

    This poem is beautiful. I loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/1/2013 10:12:00 PM)

    A befitting tribute to your father... their love & affections are like precious gems in our memories.... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/14/2013 4:02:00 PM)

    oor parents are so important to us. a lovely tribute to your father (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 8:37:00 PM)

    Ahhhh this is so lovely and full of true affection toward loves...calm my soul from any harm right now! loved it_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/6/2013 8:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful tribute to your father! I also love my parents too much. (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    Very well penned and so much like my dad. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/29/2013 2:03:00 AM)

    This is the greatest tribute, a loving daughter can give to her Dad! Reading this poem, I am reminded of my Dad! Fortunate are those children who have such loving and caring parents who not only provide for their childen, but also impart valuable lessons of life and noble ideals! Perhaps such children will be able to show greater consideration and love for others! The warmth of sentiments expressed here is so moving! This deserves top marks! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    lovely words of truth and love from a heart in tribute form to a great father! if only, he could read it forever! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/27/2013 1:01:00 PM)

    Great poem as tribute to a great father. I just recalled my poem My Father. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (3/15/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem to the memory and character of your father.
    I related to the hard-headed part, oh so many stories.
    So very well written, thanks for sharing.
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  • (3/15/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    A kind and beautiful tribute to your dear Dad in such a wonderful rhyming write is very touching! Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    A great and lovingly written tribute to a apparently great father.Well done and
    very memorable. I am proud of you.
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  • (2/7/2013 10:39:00 AM)

    very lovely poem, so meaningful
    great work to create this
    high point
    (Report) Reply

  • Jayne Davies (2/7/2013 7:34:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem! Brought a tear to my eye x Well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, December 18, 2015

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