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Childhood Memories dedicated to Dad

Dad, how I love to recall
The days when I was very small,
On your lap, ear upon your chest,
Moments like these I loved the best.

Holidays with coastal walks,
Singing songs and having talks.
Shadow puppets on the wall.
Picking me up after a fall.

Saucepan lids and banging pans
Singing MacNamaras band.
With my 'slippy' on your head,
Auntie Mary stories before bed.

A too-ra-loo-ra lullaby.
Flying kites in the sky.
Waves waves you can't catch me,
Egg and chips for our tea.

Gear changing in the car.
Making an elastic band guitar.
Sticky toffee, Turkish delight.
Looking at the stars at night.

These memories bring so much pleasure,
Of a childhood that I treasure,
So on this special fathers day
There's just one thing I want to say.....
...... I love you xx

17th June 2017

For my dad on Father's day tomorrow.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/8/2017 10:18:00 PM
I'd give anything for one more fathers day with my dad! This really hit home for me! Although he has passed I too am at least blessed to have shared beautiful childhood memories that I'll always cherish! What a beautiful bond you share with your father you are both very blessed to have each other! This was very touching!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 11/9/2017 12:02:00 AM
Thank you Melissa. I know I'm very blessed.
Date: 6/22/2017 5:37:00 AM
How touching and tender poem this is not only for your dad but for the dads around the world! If only all fathers had a daughter like you and if only all daughters had a father like yours! Glorious tribute to the relationship of daughter and father dearest, Elizabeth! Excellent writing!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/22/2017 7:06:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, I know I'm very lucky to have such an amazing dad..... would he say the same of me? Probably if we exclude a few teenage years!!
Date: 6/21/2017 9:12:00 PM
Elizabeth, how deep in the heart penetrates your love from your poem , how brightly you described all your impressions! I really love your poem, it is very-very beautiful! Be happy and healthy you and your father!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/22/2017 3:04:00 AM
Thank you so much Valentina. My father is a wonderful man, 91 and still going strong.
Date: 6/20/2017 6:44:00 AM
Elizabeth, this tribute moved me to tears, so beautiful, such good memories.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/20/2017 7:16:00 AM
Thank you, my dad is a pure gem.
Date: 6/19/2017 11:33:00 AM
You are indeed blessed with a wonderful father Elizabeth. I would give anything to have known a father like this. I am sure he will treasure your gift! It is beautiful and from the heart! : )
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/19/2017 11:51:00 AM
I'm sorry you weren't as fortunate as me Connie. I think as I've got older I appreciate how lucky I am to have such an amazing man for my dad.
Date: 6/18/2017 3:28:00 PM
Awww! What a very sweet and loving tribute to your Dad! It's so nice to recall memories of growing up with a wonderful father! Love this piece! Hugs. Pandita
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/19/2017 3:02:00 AM
Thank you Pandita, my dad is one amazing 91yr old man.
Date: 6/18/2017 4:30:00 AM
A beautiful tribute to your father, lovely images of a wonderful childhood, I am sure he will love this well written poem. :))
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/18/2017 4:39:00 AM
Thank you Roy, I'm a very lucky daughter.
Date: 6/17/2017 6:42:00 PM
Touches my heart for sure - you're a very lucky lady.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/18/2017 4:38:00 AM
I certainly am Alfred.
Date: 6/17/2017 5:29:00 PM
Elizabeth, It's a great poem. From Julius
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/18/2017 4:38:00 AM
Thank you Julius.
Date: 6/17/2017 10:46:00 AM
Sounds like you've got a keeper. Elizabeth. Heartwarming write:)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/17/2017 11:19:00 AM
I certainly have Daniel, my dad is a great blessing.
Date: 6/17/2017 7:30:00 AM
So glad you had a happy childhood. Treasure your father.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/17/2017 7:32:00 AM
Oh I do, he is amazing.
Date: 6/17/2017 6:32:00 AM
What a wonderful childhood! What a great tribute to your Dad, Elizabeth!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 6/17/2017 6:52:00 AM
Thank you, he really is amazing, 91 and still fit in mind and body. I was blessed with a truly remarkable man for my father!