Happy Birthday Dad.


On this day ninety eight years ago

He was born,

My Dad was born,

A man that showed me the way,

The way in this world,

Showing me that respect is everything.

Into my world he brought music,

Music that has been with me,

Been with me all my seventy five years.

He led me up the path of decency

Which I have tried to show all my life.

He passed into a new world

Two months before reaching seventy.

When I look in the mirror

I see him in me,

And am so grateful to him still

For showing me the way,

The way to live a decent life.

I know I will see him again

And once more we will sit together

Listening to Haydn

As we talk and laugh with each other

In that new world full of peace,

Full of peace, joy and love.


  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 17th, 2023 01:57
  • Comment from author about the poem: My Dad was one of Nature's Gentlemen.
  • Category: Special occasion
  • Views: 20
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.
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  • orchidee

    A lovely write Gold, and one more great blessing - he didn't introduce you to me and my singing! heehee.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi.


    • 2781

      By their fruits you shall know them.

      • Goldfinch60

        So true 2781, thank you.


      • Felix Ogechi

        Lovely poem. I like that this poem celebrates the role of a father in our lives. It reminds me of my dad too.

        • Goldfinch60

          Much appreciated Felix, thank you.


        • David Wakeling

          A wonderful tribute.Well done.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you David.


          • Accidental Poet

            The bond between a Dad and his Son is endless. Happy Birthday to your Dad. 🕯️

            • Goldfinch60

              So true AP, thank you.


            • Thomas W Case

              Superb. Truly moving.

              • Goldfinch60

                Most kind Thomas, thank you.


              • Neville

                Although it pains me, I find my self agreeing with the gerbils first sentence .. Indeed, a lovely write sir ..

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Neville, much appreciated.


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