For the Honored Man

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A breezy cowboy hat~

A light dungaree shirt~

A new blue watering can~

And a navy blue patterned kerchief~

“This is true”~

Is what I gave to my father~

 On this day~

 For the honored man.

The best man I know~

 In all the vast lands.

 

He now sits in his chair~

Contemplating life~

His eye lids shut~

As he says~

 “He is only resting his eyes”.

 

He saunters to the garden at times~

Checking on the plants~

Sometimes using that old leaky~

 Watering can.

 

Meal time is important to him~

Super grand~

The news on TV~

Always on hand.

 

A western necktie he does~

 Fancy to wear~

As his shirts are ironed by~

 My mother with care.

 

I remember when young~

 His corn pipe in mouth~

When he pondered life~

 Out in the yard~

 Around our humbled house.

 

I reminisce the yarns~

 He told me “I thought true”~

The father of three~

A better man I never knew.

 

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A breezy cowboy hat~

A light dungaree shirt~

A new blue watering can~

And a navy blue patterned kerchief~

“This is true”~

Is what I gave to my father~

 On this day~

 For the honored man.

The best man I know~

 In all the vast lands.

 

 

 

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By

Lisa J. Warner

AKA

Lisa Luv

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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Moving tribute...Thanks, Larry

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Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank You Larry ---Happy Fathers Day To You and All!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

A truly lovely poem. Thank you for this pleasure.


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rose56 6 years ago

I loved your poem. I will be reading more.


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Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank You James & Rose...Bless you both...


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great thoughts! Thank you Ma'am!


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Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Mickey Dee---I thank you for visiting---it was a nice surprise....BLESSINGS


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Wow, Lisa! This is absolutely beautiful. It reads like a song.


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Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank You SilverGenes---This is freash still in my mind as all true to remember my father or any father on fathers day or any day that happens to need sweet memories of Dads...

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