Tuesday, 23 September 2008

My Hero




God took the strength of a mountain
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of an Irish summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea.
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of eagles' flight.
He took the joy of a morning in Spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family's need.
When God combined these qualities,
There was nothing else to add.
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so...he called it....

Dad.



6th June 1924 - 23rd September 2003



I miss you, Dad.

19 comments:

Akelamalu said...

What a handsome man your Dad was, nay is. I love your words, Dad's are so special. x

gigi said...

Beautiful.

Maggie May said...

A real handsome man. Lovely poem in tribute to him. I miss mine too.

Kitty said...

I miss my handsome dad too. 17th October is 'my' anniversary. It doesn't get any easier, does it? :-(

Thinking of you. x

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful.
Tear jerkingly beautiful.
Well said.

GoneBackSouth said...

Ah. That brought a tear to my eye that did. 5 years isn't really that long is it.

Working mum said...

What a beautiful poem. Brought a tear to the eye of this daddy's girl (I'm not ashamed to admit I am one). Lovely tribute!

Suzysoo said...

To echo everyone else - that was an absolutely beautiful poem. And what a handsome Dad!

I'm so sorry for your loss, please have a big hug x

Swearing Mother said...

Ah bless.

tootsie said...

Hug from me, too X

RiverPoet said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you lost him. It's terribly difficult to lose those we love the most.

Peace - D

Katney said...

A wonderful tribute, Jackie.

I can't believe my Dad has been gone fourteen years. He dide on All Saint's Day. It was appropriate.

Amrita said...

Beautiful poem. Your dad was very special to you.

scrappysue said...

he looks like a movie star. cyber hugs jackie :)

family affairs said...

Welcome back to gentle blogging - good your mother is on the mend....lovely poem - I thought it was a picture of Rock Hudson Lx

Daryl said...

May he rest in peace ...

Losing a parent is very hard ... (((Jackkie))) and it doesnt matter how long ago it was ... the heart still aches

;-Daryl

Expat mum said...

Ah, he looks absolutely lovely. My "dad anniversary" is coming up next month. Still miss him after 27 years.

ChrisB said...

That was a beautiful tribute.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Lovely photos of your handsome Dad, and a wonderful tribute. He was obviously very special. M xx