A Dear Dad and Grandad (80 – 100 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.

In a busy city clanging trams follow their silver rails and an open topped 
     bus passes with a silver spiral staircase to the rear,
working men in wool 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 immaculate stations displaying vibrant coloured Art Deco posters 
 advertising holidays only a train journey away,
multi-paned pillar box red telephone boxes stand sentry at street corners 
 and line up against red brick walls,
the whirring sound 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 fell down,
answered hundreds of questions with patient answers and sunshine in your 
smile, very rarely a slight frown,
the special maternal 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.

Beloved Dad and Grandad Justin Farthing 1929 – 2017

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 recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

(New photos coming soon.)

Please click to enlarge.

EMAIL Dispatched within 1 day. Please remember to check your spam/junk folder. The email will be sent as a PDF file. I will enclose a guide on how to open the file with the poem and invoice.

CARD  Printed on 240gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 card (frame not included). The poem is placed in a protective cellophane wrapper and posted flat in a cardboard backed envelope.

PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box.                      

Poems can be personalised with the names, dates and words of your choosing, up to a maximum of 50 characters (including spaces). A contact form displays after payment (about 10 seconds) for your choice as to personalised or unpersonalised.

FREE delivery within the UK via Royal Mail 1st class.
I cannot be held responsible if the package does not arrive on time. In this event, a digital download will be offered. International orders, please contact me.

In the unlikely event that a poem contains an error or is damaged during delivery, I will happily replace it if photographic proof is provided of the problem.
Personalised poems do not qualify for returns or refunds.
A request for cancellation may be made within one hour of purchase. 

By placing an order and using this website, this means you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
If this poem is read at a funeral service, please credit Poppyland Poet in the Order of Service.

Click the PayPal button to make a secure payment via card or your PayPal account. The Website is SSL protected to protect your transaction. To use Paypal you do not need to have a Paypal account and you can pay safely with all major credit and debit cards.

Please select the form of poem you would like. Your purchase will be then be displayed below. After paying, please wait for the personalisation form (about 10 seconds),so you can advise me if you would like the poem personalised or unpersonalised. When I receive the form, I will be able to despatch the order. 


Digital Download £17.00
 Card £19.95
Paper Scroll & Box £24.95