The Man In My Life.

I stand in front of the mirror

Just combing my hair

When  I see him,

I see my Dad looking at me,

Smiling with that smile

That was always with him.

The man who taught me so much,

A man who showed respect for all,

A man who always saw good in life

And showed me that way,

Where respect must always be there.


There was the man

Who brought me the most wonderful thing,

He brought me the wonder of music.

From the day of my birth

To this old man writing these words

The music he showed me is still here.

Music was his life,

And it has become my life,

All because that man,

That man I see in the mirror,

Has become me.


  • Saxon Crow

    The same is happening with me. Although i have more hair

    • Goldfinch60

      Glad about that SC, Dads can bring so much to your life.


      • Saxon Crow

        Very true

      • Teddy.15

        This is beautiful to appreciate a father who tought you good and positivity. I didn't have that but never mind my mother was wonderful. I saw her too in the mirror once, it was so weird I still laugh about it with my sister, you always touch my heart Andy.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Teddy, your mother must have been wonderful to lead you into the beautiful life that you seem to have now.


        • Jayasree

          A tribute to your Dad. Beautiful!
          We are mirror images of our parents. 🙂

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Jayasree. Very true.


          • orchidee

            A fine write Gold.
            Glad he introduced you to music. Will drown out my singing! heehee.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Orchi. So am I, it means so much to me in my life and in a million or so years your music may become delightful to my ears. LOL


            • dusk arising

              You have chosen one of my absolute favourite pieces of music today.

              Indeed you are a lucky man to have had such a wonderful father. I read on MPS of several who have not been so fortuneate and strive within their poetry to come to terms with their place in the world and society around them.
              Thank goodness they have found poetry and its self healing properties.

              • Goldfinch60

                Glad I have put that piece of music on this time d a. Enjoy.

                Yes I know I am very lucky in my dad, he showed me so much in life that was and is good.

                May poetry help everyone.


              • L. B. Mek


              • SureshG

                By emulating those in your life is the greatest honor you can bestow on them, just as you have so poetically recognized your father here.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Suresh, your very fine words humble me.


                • Jerry Reynolds

                  Good one, Andy. My Dad had beautiful hair I have none. Still, look like the man who taught me to step and throw and not talk past the close.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thanks Jerry, they can give us so much in our life.


                  • Neville

                    A delightful poem and I have no doubt that many others as well as my self will relate ..........................

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Neville, I am sure others will know of this as well.


                    • Fay Slimm.

                      A very moving tribute dear Andy to your Father who gave you the wonderful love of music - - -- and what an example of it you have chosen for us to here - I have always loved the piano version of Clair de Lune.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Fay, yes I am very fortunate to have had him as my Dad.


                      • Accidental Poet

                        The greatest gift a father can give to his son is his legacy of love for music. A wonderful tribute to your father Andy. ; )

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you AP, much appreciated.


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