Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Dear Old Dad


You were the kind of daddy that nurtured us to grow
We were taught early in life you reap just what you sow
Hard work you would always say never killed anyone
You rose early and toiled all day till the setting of the sun

When you came home from work all day tired and worn out
You gave your love so freely without a shadow of a doubt
We could never begin to imagine how much you loved us so
The more you had to provide for us the further you would go

Spare the rod and spoil the child was not your thing to do
You showed how much you cared for us with a love so deep and true
Granted that we as children were nothing but hard headed
We felled into mischief many times wherever we so treaded

To a great Dad that meant all in the world to us
A loving God that called you home must have wanted you thus
On this vast Earth of ours you were created to show your love
A Heavenly gift to us from God sent so lovingly from above

Submitted: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Edited: Saturday, March 02, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (7/20/2014 6:16:00 AM)

    Seems he deserved this poem with love very nice to read...something I never had in life and felt it most in school years...love the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/1/2013 10:12:00 PM)

    A befitting tribute to your father... their love & affections are like precious gems in our memories.... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 8:37:00 PM)

    Ahhhh this is so lovely and full of true affection toward loves...calm my soul from any harm right now! loved it_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/29/2013 2:03:00 AM)

    This is the greatest tribute, a loving daughter can give to her Dad! Reading this poem, I am reminded of my Dad! Fortunate are those children who have such loving and caring parents who not only provide for their childen, but also impart valuable lessons of life and noble ideals! Perhaps such children will be able to show greater consideration and love for others! The warmth of sentiments expressed here is so moving! This deserves top marks! ! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (3/15/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem to the memory and character of your father.
    I related to the hard-headed part, oh so many stories.
    So very well written, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/15/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    A kind and beautiful tribute to your dear Dad in such a wonderful rhyming write is very touching! Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (3/2/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    A great and lovingly written tribute to a apparently great father.Well done and
    very memorable. I am proud of you. (Report) Reply

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