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Recollections Of My Father - Poem by Alison Cassidy

He was always there, my father,
constant as gravity.

And photogenic too,
with scrubbed square hands
and a pugnacious Roman profile.
He looked just like Henry XIII.

His surgery was his kingdom
and he ruled over his patients
with firm benevolence
and a twinkle in his pale blue eyes.

As children we didn't see much of him
- mum made sure of that -
but he was always there,
dependable as the Herald Sun.

He adored mum with fierce,
uncomplicated tenderness
and they fought long and hard
(mostly about me) .

He used to stamp his feet
(literally) over trivial things,
yet when the final diagnosis came,
he took it in his stride.

Latterly he grew thin and grey
and lost his colonel's moustache,
but he always enjoyed his glass of red
and watched the Channel 2 news every night.

My last picture of him
was a pair of pretty feet
at the end of a hospital bed...


Comments about Recollections Of My Father by Alison Cassidy

  • Rookie - 19 Points Reshma Ramesh (11/10/2008 7:45:00 PM)

    oh! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! amusing and sad at the same time...............god bless his soul.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Coach Roth (4/13/2008 9:50:00 PM)

    Once again I come to late to your poetry to say anything that hasn't been said...but this was amazing because I felt happy through it, even with the conflict and especially with the ambivalence and sadness of the last two lines, I still felt joyful at what he was and what he meant to you...what a fine portrait...what a mix of emotions finely painted...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (9/15/2007 11:28:00 AM)

    What a magnificent song of the fluctuating passages we all must experience...that this work is of your father, how much more poignant! ! ! A good man, despite some faults, a good piece of your heart...the end line makes sure of that! ! ! xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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Poems About Father

  1. 51. Recollections Of My Father , Alison Cassidy
  2. 52. On The Death Of My Father , David Lewis Paget
  3. 53. Sonnet Xii: That Learned Father , Michael Drayton
  4. 54. (704) My Master-My King-My Father , Melvina Germain
  5. 55. ' God, Our Father ' , Carmela Patterson
  6. 56. Father, I Know That All My Life , Anna Laetitia Waring
  7. 57. Father And Daughter , Pete Crowther
  8. 58. (716) Father Unite Us , Melvina Germain
  9. 59. Mother Earth And Father Time Are Angry , Mary Nagy
  10. 60. Father Of Love, To Thee I Bend , Augustus Montague Toplady
  11. 61. I Am Proud To Call You My Father , Victoria Tori
  12. 62. (717) Father I Love You , Melvina Germain
  13. 63. (604) Save Them Father , Melvina Germain
  14. 64. Father: A Winter Storm , David Kowalczyk
  15. 65. (step) Father , shel cope
  16. 66. My Father, My Father , Dakota Ellerton
  17. 67. Lines About My Father , Max Reif
  18. 68. The Father Of The Predicaments , Heather McHugh
  19. 69. Father Malloy , Edgar Lee Masters
  20. 70. Father, Son, Spirit , Teresa Gonzalez-Lee
  21. 71. Hymn Xviii: Father, Saviour Of Mankind , John Wesley
  22. 72. Father Poetry: A Fathers Tribute , Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
  23. 73. Visiting My Dead Grandmother's Cottage W.. , Leo Yankevich
  24. 74. My Father , Eman Elbadawi
  25. 75. 0399 The Father , Michael Shepherd
  26. 76. (((((((((My Father Dear))))))))) , Marvin Brato Sr
  27. 77. Father Of Hunger , David Kowalczyk
  28. 78. I Stand With The Father , JoJo Bean
  29. 79. Beating Father Death , Herbert Nehrlich
  30. 80. Thank You Father , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  31. 81. My Father Wills Himself Deaf , David Kowalczyk
  32. 82. I Love My Father , Otteri Selvakumar
  33. 83. Father Boy , Laurence Overmire
  34. 84. The Father Of Toads , Russell Edson
  35. 85. 'Tis One By One — The Father Counts , Emily Dickinson
  36. 86. Father, I'M No Catholic , Ebone' Ingram
  37. 87. “a Stroll With My Father” , Becky LaPrarie
  38. 88. Father Dear Father , Tribhawan Kaul
  39. 89. 1007 Father Christmas - Christmas Father , John Knight
  40. 90. Letters From A Father , Mona Van Duyn
  41. 91. My Father , jack frost
  42. 92. Father? , Fidelis Patronus
  43. 93. In The Name Of The Father , jerry hughes
  44. 94. Talking To My Father Whose Ashes Sit In .. , Lisa Zaran
  45. 95. This Man Who Is Not My Father Is My Father , Dónall Dempsey
  46. 96. You Upset With Me, Father? , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  47. 97. A Father Image I , Marvin Brato Sr
  48. 98. A Hymn To God The Father , Benjamin Jonson
  49. 99. Inventing Father In Las Vegas , Lynn Emanuel
  50. 100. He Wept For His Father , Louise Marie DelSanto
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