The Love Of My Dad, The Skier

I sit and I think,

With a smile and a wink,

Of the days with my Dad,

What great times we had!

He loved to joke,

And kid around.

He'd make me laugh,

'TIl I was on the ground.

My sides would ache,

From laughing so hard.

He was so funny,

He was such a card!


The time he tried skiing,

In our yard on the hill.

All decked out and ready,

He wanted the thrill.

My sister and brother,

We're all ready too.

Mom & I in the house,

Watching & making stew.


Mom got the camera,

For pictures to take,

To put in an album,

Another memory to make.


Dad was all ready,

Smiling ear to ear,

He wanted to show us,

How it's done, with no fear.

He put on his goggles,

And poles in the snow,

But, there was something,

That he didn't know.


Where he was standing,

Just had to be,

The slipperiest part,

Of the hill ... so you see,


With a smile and a wave,

He moved just an inch,

To show us how it's done,

And that it's a synch.

To all our amazement,

He fell back on the ground,

And from all of us laughing,

Not a dry eye was found!

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I dedicate this to my Dad who taught me the gift of laughter.

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bluejay900 5 years ago

That's a great poem! (Especially for Father's Day!!) My dad is actually a professional ski instructor! lol!


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi bluejay900 thanks for stopping by and commenting I appreciate it! My Dad did a lot of funny stuff. He had NO clue how to ski, let alone stand on them. He would of been a 3 Stooges Ski Instructor! Glad you liked it & have a great day! :-)


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

This is great. I can imagine watching this one. What a great memory of his joking ways!

A nice honor to your funny & loving father.


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi FaithDream thank you for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoy it! This is one of many great memories of him being funny. I treasure them all! It's great being able to honor him & who he was. Have a blessed day! :-)


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

That is great that you had a dad that would do anything to put a smile on your face.What a great poem to pay tribute to your dad.Thanks for sharing.


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi DREAM ON thank you for commenting it's very much appreciated! My Dad loved to joke around and make others laugh. I'm glad I got that trait from him. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it and have a great day!! -)


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epigramman 5 years ago

.......well there is a lot of love in your heart to be able to sincerely write something as wonderful and heartfelt as this - and I can relate to this as I am also very moved - you see, my dad was my best friend (as was my mum ) lake erie time 5:52am


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

So wonderful that you have these funny and sweet memories of your dad. Brought a smile to my face just hearing about this tale. Thanks!


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

FoF, this is priceless. I can visualize it well- only in place of your Dad, I see mine. He was a smiley guy as well. Dads are wonderful when they are present and keep us safe when they are gone. Hugs!


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi epigramman thank you so much for your kind and wonderful comment! It's great to know that the love in my heart shows through in my writings. To know that someone is moved by my writings... I am truly touched...

I'm so glad that you enjoy it and have a great day! :-)


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi Peggy W thank you for commenting it is appreciated! I have quite a few funny and sweet memories of my Dad. I'm so glad I was able to bring a smile your way today! That makes my day that much brighter! You're so very welcome and have a great day! :-)


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi Storytellersrus thanks for stopping by and commenting! My Dad did a lot of priceless things that just made you laugh! I'm glad that I got that trait from him. I love to make others smile/laugh. Laughter is the best medicine there is... it's good for the soul! I'm glad that you were able to have a smiley Dad as well. Yes, Dad's are wonderful when they are around, unfortunately mine was gone too soon. I was 23 and he was 54. But, I know I'll see him again... he knew God. That makes all the difference. So glad you enjoyed this and have a great day! :-)


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Hi FOFs, your dad sounds like he was fun to be around and left some lasting memories. We have friends who used to ski for the British team. I borrowed his suit a few years back and fell over coming out of the hire shop. Ouch! I like the poem it flows nicely. Cheers


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Hi attemptedhumour thanks for commenting! My dad had the gift of humor and shared it with others. The memories will last a lifetime. Oh my! You fell too. I hope your 'Ouch!' wasn't too terribly painful. I'm so glad you like the way I wrote it. Cheers to you too! Have a great day! :-)

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