A Dear Dad And Grandad (80 – 100 years)

Heading off to primary school then onto secondary or grammar,
 at break time enjoying playing football with the other lads,
a father is first a little boy, child, teenager and then young
adult learning about life, 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.

A busy city clanging trams follow their silver rails, an open 
topped bus passes with a silver spiral staircase to the rear,
working men in flat caps and professionals in pinstriped suits
and black bowler hats, walk to jobs distant and near.

Bing Crosby’s smooth dulcet tones play alongside the 
swinging upbeat songs of Glenn Miller’s big band sound,
the quality far superior to the wind up gramophone with it’s 
crackling records, the speaker horn petal shaped and round.

A day trip by steam train with it’s rhythmical clickerty-clack
and fragrant coal smoke on a beautiful summer’s day,
passing railway stations displaying vibrant Art Deco posters
  advertising national holidays only a train journey away.

Iconic pillar box red telephone boxes stand sentry at a city’s
busy street corner and smartly parade against brick walls,
the whir of the telephone’s silver numbered dial, a moments
silence then ringing as the exchange operator connects your call.

As a small child you taught me to tie my laces, picked me up 
 and gave me a gentle hug when I tripped and 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 have been blessed to share,
we are honoured to have such a wonderful much loved
dad/and grandad, for whom we/I deeply care.

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

A poem can be a unique gift with a personal for a birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas.
My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of how much we care about our dad and grandad, and appreciate all that he has done for us. 
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds. 


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

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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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