Dad & grandad funeral poem for crematorium and church service
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.

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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).

PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100 gsm high quality linen textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box. The 10 verse version will be printed on 2 pages of A4 paper.

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

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 Digital Download – 6 verses £14.95
White A4 Print – 6 verses £18.95
Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses £18.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 6 verses £21.95
If you would like an A3 10 verse poem, please contact me. £22.95 / £25.95

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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, very rarely a slight 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.