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Child of My Father

When I was about twelve years of age it was plain to see
That my father was quite dim not nearly as bright as me
Stupid words and inane sayings embarrassed me to hear
I cringed at what he’d say or do when I had friends near
‘Don’t talk with your mouth half full’; as we ate he’d say 
‘Fill the bloody thing’; he’d add with laugh like asses bray
Then came the age twenty one and my eyes opened wide
As I listened to my father now with deep unbridled pride
 Wisdom flowed from learned tongue upon my older ears
Amazed at all that he had learned in those nine short years


6th in Contest 'My Parent' by Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 1/7/2011 11:22:00 AM
    really great familiy write Eamon.

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 4:23:00 AM
    Eamon, This is a great poem about your dad. It is interesting how we change our views from a teen to a 21 year old and then later if we are lucky enough to still have our parents, how wonderful that is as they have such an impact as grandparents on us and our children.

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Eamon in the "My Parent" contest by Francine Roberts. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 3:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 5:11:00 AM
    Con gratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Francine, Eamon

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 3:45:00 AM
    yet another win! definitely well-deserved… big hurrah! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 7:49:00 PM
    Congrats Eamon; great write my friend! Lay

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:12:00 PM
    Great poem and great win. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 5:47:00 PM
    Congrats Eamon on your success in My Parent contest with this awesome write and entry my friend... enjoy another top ten victory tonight with luv..

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 5:34:00 PM
    congrats on your 6th place win in my contest Eamon, my kids thought I got pretty smart over a 6 year period about the same time

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 4:25:00 PM
    this really is so true! Enjoyed it and good luck in the contest..Happy New year Eamon!..Take care~Deb

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 11:31:00 AM
    soup mail, and Happy New Year Eamon