Happy Days

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Related image


Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Broken Wings.


When I think of my Dad, I am filled with happiness,
he had a happy-go-lucky outlook on life in general;
such a carefree soul, even to the point of reckless,
     but totally lovable and filled his family with gladness.
     One time, Mom and I were having tea,
     when the telephone rang, it was our neighbor;
     "Do you know Mr. is hanging off the roof!"
                            Yep, there he was dangling . . . 
       Another time, he was trimming branches off a tree-
          "Sweetheart , would hold this branch for me?"
The next thing I knew I was holding up a huge tree,
when I could not hold it anymore, it crashed down on us.
Then, there was the day he was trimming the hedge,
                             "I cut myself," he said calmly . . . 
      He was unconcerned, Mom and I started screaming,
           his finger was hanging by only skin!
In later years, he would hold up that crooked finger,
"See this, he would point, it got damaged in the war!"
Oh Dad, you were such a delightful and joyful character,
                               I could tell a hundred happy stories.

_________________________
July 1, 2017

For the contest, Happy Days
sponsor, Nayda Ivette Negron
                            

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 7/9/2017 9:57:00 PM
More happy days are coming my friend...beautiful write Constance...hope your doing OK my friend...god bless...^WW^
Login to Reply
Date: 7/9/2017 5:43:00 PM
A hundred happy stories. Love it i have been remembering and writing about my dad a lot lately as well
Login to Reply
Date: 7/3/2017 2:17:00 PM
I couldn't help but laugh as you recounted memories of your Dad. A fun and beautiful tribute BW! Regards, Dean
Login to Reply
Date: 7/3/2017 11:10:00 AM
Beautiful memories BW, you made me smile.
Login to Reply
Date: 7/2/2017 6:04:00 AM
Excellent. Very touching write. Thanks for sharing it.
Login to Reply
Date: 7/2/2017 4:33:00 AM
One is so grateful to have a happy childhood. Loved your stories especially about the war :)
Login to Reply
Date: 7/1/2017 6:02:00 PM
This is so sweet to write for him. Very nice :)
Login to Reply
Date: 7/1/2017 4:29:00 PM
This was truly a heartwarming read. :-)
Login to Reply