He’s always there like some ancient watchmen

Ever vigilant, ever reliable

A comfort in the darkest hours

A beacon in the lightest days

Never asking, never taking

Just waiting in the background

A patient guardian

I never realised until today

That he is always there

In the wind, shine or rain

I never acknowledged what he does for me

He fulfils my wants but more importantly my needs

I’ve not had to ask, I’ve not had to beg

He doesn’t judge, he only cares

My steadfast dad, my rock, my friend

I love you father, until the end

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 25th, 2019 01:16
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is a poem that my son gave to me yesterday he and his family are with me for the weekend. Thank you my dear Simon.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Laura🌻, ANGELA & BRIAN.


  • Neville

    It seems you are both blessed my friend.. what a delight to receive such fine and loving words from your son...


    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Neville, yes I was delighted.


      • Neville

        I bet...

      • dusk arising

        Would that we all could feel so respectful and loving toward our parents.

        • Goldfinch60

          So true d a, I am very fortunate.

        • orchidee

          A lovely write Gold.

        • Laura🌻


          This is an awesome poem...
          a loving gift from your son!

          ‘The Apple hasn’t fallen far from the Tree’!!

          My love to Joyce and to you!


          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Laura, yes it was wonderful.

          • Christina8

            What a wonderful thing to receive from your son, you are truly blessed!

            • Goldfinch60

              I am so lucky to have a son like him.

            • vanessa wallace

              That is so beautiful. That is such a loving gift from your son.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Rose, most kind.

              • Tom Wood

                A poem... Truly a gift of the heart. Your son really loves you, I'm very happy for both of you, and happy that we all have this fantastic poem. By the way, Sing Sing Sing is literally my favorite song. Excellent song choice, Gold 🙂

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Tom, we have always got on together in his 44 years of life.

                  Sing,sing, sing is one of his and my favourites as well.

                • Suresh

                  Such recognition, always welcomed

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Very true Suresh, thank you.

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