Damian Murphy

Silver Star - 3,905 Points (Dublin)

That's My Dad! - Poem by Damian Murphy

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: Father

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For my Father.

Comments about That's My Dad! by Damian Murphy

  • (3/24/2016 11:15:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem depicting finest bonding between son and father along with the nicest tribute paid to the father. The father too would have been equally proud of his son.
    Heartiest congratulations for the Poem of the Day.
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/24/2016 10:18:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute to dad! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (3/24/2016 4:07:00 PM)

    A son's love for his Father is beautiful- -a son's admiration for his Father is heart-stirring. And the glory of this is that your wise Father will be a part of your children because he raised you and a part of their children because the boy he raised was their father and their children's children because your children raised by you and your father.... ripples upon ripples. (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2016 2:59:00 PM)

    Great tribute to obviously a great man! Well done! And God bless you both! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/24/2016 12:34:00 PM)

    At the outset accept my congrats and by the way it is a nice tribute to your father. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/24/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    You must be very proud of him. This is the nicest tribute I have read for a father. I just thought of my dad too. There can be no other hero greater than a father. Thank you and congratulations for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (3/24/2016 10:41:00 AM)

    Great tribute to your dad, Damian. If he is still around, tell him that you love him. Congrats on having the poem selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (3/24/2016 7:33:00 AM)

    May he be blessed!
    Thanks for sharing, Damian!
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  • (3/24/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    Well done, sounds like an awesome dad Damian (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/24/2016 5:00:00 AM)

    A gentle soul; for the peace of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/24/2016 12:42:00 AM)

    I can only hope that some day I will be thought of similarly.Great write, Damian! (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (3/23/2016 6:20:00 PM)

    Just lovely and sentimental as it should be. Your father sounds like an awesome man...and also a great grandfather. Kudos to your poem and to your family. Thanks for sharing your Dad. (Report) Reply

  • (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

    Damian Murphy 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

  • (9/15/2014 2:33:00 PM)

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

  • 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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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 15, 2014

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