Richard Scott Nicholson

'Our Dad' - Poem by Richard Scott Nicholson


Can I take up just a minute of your time.
To take you back to when all was fine.
I have wrote this message for our Dad.
To thank him for all the things we had

We always talk about our childhood years.
That make us smile and hold back the tears.
Gone too quickly (1-2-3- secs) Gone for good.
if I could turn back time. Dad you know I would.

To a time when our Dad was always there.
To a time when our Dad gad a life to share.
He was always strong if things went wrong.
We remember these moments even though you're gone.

With D.I.Y. and George our Granddad.
In overalls green was all they had.
With steady strong hands.
They worked hard each day.
'Albert......George, a cup of tea' Mum would say.
Just using their hands and Dad's bright brain.
To build a house and the Family name.

Our Dad told us that hard work does pay.
All he was saying is you reap what you sow.
Meaning tend your crops and your fields will overflow.
Our Dad did teach us how to give.
He also taught us how to live.

Our Dad is now with angels high.
be happy my children I can hear him sigh.
Our Dad left us all too soon.
But your star does always shine above the brightest moon.
He will glide across our golden fields.
We will see him in the crops we yield.

We will see him in the summers rain.
He will ride the winds and call out our names.
Allison, Richard, Debbie and Joanne.
Just remember Dad loves you
I'm your number one fan.

(March 4th 2015)

Topic(s) of this poem: angels , childhood , children, daughters, family, father, heart, heaven, loss, memory

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poem that I wrote in about ten minutes, It very late into the night on the eve of my Dad's funeral. The next morning when I woke I had forgotten I had written it until my sister asked me if she could read it.She said that I had sent her a text saying only 'just wrote a poem for our Dad.' I then found the scraps of paper, read the poem out to her. With tears in her eyes she then persuaded me to read it out at the funeral. I did just that and so glad I did. Our Dad loved poetry.
He will hopefully of liked mine for him. I hope that by sharing this you will also like my poem for 'OUR DAD'

Love and Peace


Comments about 'Our Dad' by Richard Scott Nicholson

  • Chinedu Dike (10/11/2015 7:21:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute and memorial to a strong and doting dad. Indeed, he will always be seen in the crops that you yield, as you are all chips of the old bud. A well articulated piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem with good rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing Richard and do remain blessed. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Bayla Burnett (9/22/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    beautiful message I really like it very sweet although I didn't have a dad this brought comfort to the memories I had with my grandfather! feel free to read and comment my poems (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/22/2015 7:26:00 PM)

    A lovely, heart-touching poem, Richard. I know your dad heard and loved it. Thank you for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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