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Wish I Had Known Him

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Wish I Had Known Him

They say I'm like my daddy
I'm his kid through and through
I have characteristics
Of a man I never knew

Long ago he left me
Soon after my mom died
Put up for adoption
Couldn't count the tears I cried

But now I hear the stories
Of this man I'm like so much
The way he used to phrase things
His funny quirks and such

He loved his ribald humor
And loved to cook and sing
Played guitar and often wrote
We're alike in everything!

My sister says I have his looks
The Italian side of me
Sometimes enjoyed a glass of wine
Was nothing if not free

He dated younger women
Was quite the charmer too
Had so many dear friends
And had his moods of blue

Well now the years have passed by
And all these things I've heard
But daddy is long gone now
So I have to take their word

Copyright © Deb Wilson

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  1. Date: 6/12/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Hey Deb, I loved your poem.. Super win, congrats!

  1. Date: 6/11/2014 10:29:00 PM
    Deb,, Congratulations, a wonderful and heartfelt win. Love ~LINDA

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 7:51:00 PM
    a most priceless gift. deb.. well composed deserving top place in the contest... congrats and huggs

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:58:00 PM
    Nicely done. congrats on the win, deb

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 7:42:00 PM
    this is sad and I am sorry that you have to rely on others for your memories. I am sue he tried to keep you. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 11:42:00 AM
    Enjoyed stopping by to say hi while reading your poetry, have yourself a wonderful day full of love & joy. Keep them smiles coming*luv ~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 9:06:00 AM
    Love this thought provoking write, that so many will be able to relate too, must make sure my poem 'In his footsteps' is in my list, I think it might be one you'd enjoy! Thanks for your kindness of visit/comment, have a great weekend!

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 6:27:00 AM
    beautiful tribute to one wished to be here now, a fav. for me and Fav. poet as well...Luv Michael

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 2:42:00 AM
    What wonderful character drawing of the father, a very romantic person, Deb

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 2:18:00 AM
    excellent and very profound, enjoyed this poem. Harry