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Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Dear Dad.

A little girl sat on the lap of her Dad,
When he’d finished his cuppa & No6 fag.
He’d blow a big raspberry, under her chin,
Which ended in giggles, and a big, daddy grin.

On hot sunny days, a treat came, unplanned,
Home for tea; iced strawberry mivvis in hand.
Summers were long, and in winter’s thick snow,
We dragged wooden sledges, faces aglow.

She sat ‘neath the baby grand, sounds to enthrall,
And played with her dolls house next to the wall.
He played like a symphony, ivories skimmed,
Piano keys echoing, passion undimmed.

Family parties were musical, bright,
He played his accordion into the night,
These memories; golden, from childhood eyes,
Dear Dad, kind and selfless, cheery and wise.

16th June 2019

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there, you rock!

Thinking of everyone whose Dad, like mine, is no longer around to make new happy memories. Thankfully, we can still keep so many lasting ones bundled away in our hearts, forever.
This poem is about my Dad, Ron. A few little vignettes I remember about him from my childhood, that are clear, though not extraordinary, but still very special to me indeed. I love you, Dad.

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15 thoughts on “Dear Dad”

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      You’re very kind, Peter, thank you! Yes, it’s funny how some things remain quite vivid & made such a lasting impression, isn’t it.
      Hope your day was happy! ☺️

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    This is such a beautiful tribute, and I’m glad you have lots of warm memories of your time with him, he sounds like he was a wonderful, musical father 🙂
    Caz xx

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Caz, I was extremely fortunate to have such a lovely, kind Dad. ☺️ Yes, he loved music & only played by ear, a real natural talent. He was the same with his knowledge and work as a painter & decorator, with his appreciation for colour & patterns, and the quality of his finishing. He’s still very much missed, of course. ❤️

  2. Chatter Master says:

    They are extraordinary. They are part of your story. Now ours. Lovely.

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen. You’re right, they certainly are extraordinary. 🙂

  3. SueW says:

    A lovely tribute Debbie 🙂

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you very much, Sue ☺️

  4. JOY journal says:

    Hey, Debbie. I don’t know if you participate in awards, but I nominated you for the Real Neat Blogger Award today in a post. Hope to send a few readers your way at any rate. 🙂

  5. dessertflower5 says:

    It’s beautiful. I loved the way you made it personal and special at the same time

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😊

  6. L.K.Middlebrook says:

    What a lovely nostalgic insight into the past. I really enjoyed its flow and timing. Thanks for posting.

    1. debbiejonesalwaysamused says:

      Thank you very much, Liv, I really appreciate your kind comments. It’s strange how some things really stick in your memory, above other happenings. It was lovely to remember those occasions, & my Dad, of course. Once again, I’m really sorry for my late reply, normal service should be restored now! 😊

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