A Dear Dad and Grandad (60 – 80 Years)

Heading off to primary school then secondary or grammar, at 
 break time playing football with the other lads,
a father is first a little boy, child, teenager and then young 
adult, long before becoming a dad.

A lifetime of marriage and children imparts experience and
knowledge, leading to a wealth of respected wisdom,
sharing treasured stories of family history, humorous anecdotes
and memories about great grandad and mum.

Walking past a line of Triumph motorbikes, the riders wearing 
black leather jackets in front of a rock cafe,
smartly dressed mods on scooters with multiple silver chrome
mirrors listen to a rhythm and blues band play.

Elvis and rock and roll was followed by the contemporary sound
of the Beatles, also known as The Fab Four,
listening on a Sunday evening to the Top 20 on a pocket sized
silver transistor radio, wishing there was more.

Watching World Cup football on the new television, the players 
in black and white on a screen of silver grey,
using a tape recorder to save your favourite songs then enjoying 
meeting with friends and hearing them play.

Driving your first car, a light sky blue Ford Anglia looking at
the sleek lines of a black and cream Capri,
going to a pop, blues and folk festival with a hippy crowd in Flower
Power clothes, as far as the eye can see.

As a small child you taught me to tie my laces, picked me up 
and gently hugged me when I fell down,
answered hundreds of questions with patient answers and 
sunshine in your smile, never the slightest frown.

The special paternal all encompassing love built on a lifetime of
giving and caring, which we all shared,
we are honoured to have had such a wonderful much loved
dad and grandad, for whom we deeply cared.

The poem can be altered to just dad and also from we to I. 

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, celebrating the loved one’s life, marriage, children and grand children.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Please remember to check your spam/junk folder. The email will be sent as a PDF file. The 8 verse poem will be sent as 2 A4 pages.

CARD – Printed on 240 gsm high quality linen textured white or ivory A4 or A3 card. The poem is placed in a protective cellophane wrapper and posted flat in a cardboard backed envelope (A4) or rolled in a tube (A3).

Poems can be personalised with the names, dates and words of your choosing, up to a maximum of 50 characters (including spaces). 

Free First Class Delivery within the UK via Royal Mail.

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If this poem is read at a funeral service, please credit Poppyland Poet in the Order of Service.

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PRICES – including postage & packing

 Digital Download – 6 verses £11.95
 Digital Download – 8 verses £14.95
White A4 Print – 6 verses £14.95
Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses £14.95
White A4 Print – 8 verses £18.95
Ivory A4 Print – 8 verses £18.95

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