Linda Ori

Rookie - 169 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

! Tribute To 'Hozen' - Poem by Linda Ori

Fathers come and fathers go
But this I have to say -
My father may be dead and gone
But I love him to this day;

He used to really rule the roost
We never crossed that line -
Or if we did we'd get the boot
Somewhere on our behind!

Yet still, he was a gentle man
He loved to read and play -
He taught us all about the stars,
And heaven's wondrous ways;

Each year on our vacation
There were many sights to see -
He planned the best route on the map
Excitement was the key;

He helped us with our homework
Though he did it his own way -
He always found a short cut
But the answers were OK;

He loved to go exploring
The mountains were his thing -
And any type of scenery
Could make his spirit sing;

His friends nicknamed him 'Hozen'
He was German by descent -
(There was a word that followed it,
They all knew what it meant):

My father died in '84
From a tumor in his brain -
They said it came on suddenly
It had a scarey name;

Though many years have come and gone
The memories still abound -
Alive in his uniqueness
I can feel he's still around.

Father's Day

Comments about ! Tribute To 'Hozen' by Linda Ori

  • (6/16/2008 9:57:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem and tribute to your dad Linda.Thank you for sharing
    Best regards, Friend Thad
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  • (6/15/2008 11:29:00 AM)

    Oh, what a beautiful tribute to your father. My own father has been gone for twentyone years. I think of him often. (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2008 10:52:00 AM)

    L. My heart goes out to you for losing your father. My heart goes out in a sing-song way to your father for having such a beautifully minded daughter. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008

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