A Dear Dad and Grandad (60 – 80 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 a 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.

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

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

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

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

As a small child you taught me to how tie my laces, picked 
me up and gently hugged me 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 all been blessed to share,
we are honoured to have such a wonderful much loved
dad and grandad, for whom we 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 touch 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 version will be sent as 2 A4 pages unless an A3 format is requested.

CARD  Printed on 240 gsm high quality lightly 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 A3 Print – 8 verses £18.95
Ivory A3 Print – 8 verses £18.95

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