My Old Man !


Maybe you thought I’d never see, Wouldn’t listen, never heard,
All those lectures that you gave me,  But I remember every word.
Maybe you thought I missed it all, That one day we’d drift apart,
But, believe me I got every word. It’s emblazoned on my heart.
Without you I could not have been The man I am today
You gave me strong foundations That will never fade away
I’ve grown up with your values,  and as your life on earth is done
I honour you as my father,  for I am my old man’s son
You know, you’ll never really leave me, your presence will always be felt
And you know Dad, why that’s what I see,  because I see you in myself
I regret I was not with you for our last goodbyes that day
To say just how much I love you and now spend some quality time with Shay So now a part of me goes with you, because you are my very roots
Though I may wear my old man’s slippers,  I could never fill his boots

  • Author: Justa_Geezer (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 1st, 2022 12:43
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this for my fathers funeral, and it was spurred on by the fact that when the undertakers took him away, they took his slippers off. I took them from them, and put them on. and continued to wear them for him !
  • Category: Special occasion
  • Views: 13


  • tallisman

    Good rhythm and rhyme….and a great poem, thanks

  • Morwenna

    Well expressed and moving. Thanks.

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