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FOR MY LATE FATHER - On Father's Day

Updated on July 26, 2012

From My Heart....

I decided to write from my heart today. Not much thought but a beat over and over again.

Like the rush of a song, I think of you every day.

I often wonder what you do up there? Are you swingin to some great band?

Are you singin like a happy man? Do you still wear your hat? I always think about that.

All I wanted to say today is "thank you" for being you, "thank you" for being true.

It is because of you that I am who I am. It is because of you I can bewitch when I can.

I can sing from the heart and write all sorts of words and keep you close in my mind, when I feel I'm not heard.

I can love through my heart and write it all down.

I can feel passion deep inside and have fun with a clown.

I do love to entertain you know, you did teach me well.

But it is in the words that I write that have the most to tell.

I will always think of you when I feel joy and pain.

I will always be you when the world goes insane.

Up on the hill in a house full of glass and a heart that will sing through all of the ash.


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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Graham! I just happen to be listening to his old tracks from the 40's....he was an amazing composer.....I am so blessed to have such a dynamic and loving father! Thanks for being here. Best, GPAGE

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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi GPAGE. A truly heartfelt tribute to your father.

      Nothing more to say really other than well done, I'm sure he knows your feelings and I'm sure he knows the person that you are today.

      Voted up / Following.


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      8 years ago from California

      Thanks IV! I love writing poetry and I really put my heart into this one.....

      It never seems to get easier. The loss. My father passed almost 12 years ago now. I still miss him so much......My words say it all.....Let's celebrate our fathers and thank them for being THEM....My father was a strong man with a heart of gold.....I'm thankful he was around as long as he was......G

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      8 years ago from Hawaii

      Gosh, i must have been somewhere and missed this. I love this poem, tribute, for your heartfelt. I am so missing mine. Bravo!

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      8 years ago from California

      cosette! Strange...I just thought of you, went to your profile, saw your new pic and "voila" you are!!!!! Thank you for such a wonderful comment...made me feel good.....I like the way you put it...."locked away in those little rooms in our heart." Beautiful......G

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      8 years ago

      this was wonderful. your father seemed like a really cool guy but then he would have to be to have made a girl like you. even after they are gone they're still there locked away in these little rooms in our heart. sorry i missed this.

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      8 years ago from California is always so nice to see new faces here....I really appreciate you leaving such a nice and heartfelt comment. Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California warm my heart...thank you so much for making me shine! I'm glad I moved you. G

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      8 years ago from California

      prasetio....thank you so much for being here always and saying the lovliest things. Your heart shines through and you bring me great joy. Thank you for your loving prayers also. G

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      8 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      Your straight-from-the-heart tribute to your dear dad reminds me of my own. I wasn't able to offer him anything material that would please him save my sincere feeling of love for his person. At his demise, tears profusely rolled down my eyes.

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      8 years ago

      G I can see you in your father's pictures. I can feel you in your words. We are all who we are because of our father's love. Your words - as always - so moving. I wish I could move people like that...

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....I can't say anything. This poem so beautiful. I really enjoy your kindness to express your feeling for lovely father. I like these words, "It is because of you that I am who I am" and "you did teach me well". I think we all know what do you mean with these words. So sweet, my dear. I hope by reading this hub give us motivation to love our father than before. And when he is in "heave' right now, we always pray for him. Thank you so much. Please allow me to vote this Up.

      Warm regard and Blessing,


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Timothy...nice to see you here. Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a kind comment......GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California

      pamela...thank you so much for your loving and touching comment.....I'm glad our dad's are smiling down on us.....G

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      Timothy Donnelly 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Tribute and Fine Poem, GPAGE. You have managed to say the obvious and more.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      GPAGE, This is a beautiful tribute to your father. I think he is smiling down on you just like I think my father is smiling down one me. Father's day is sad but the tribute helps as it is beautiful.

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      8 years ago from California

      padmendra.....thank you so much for stopping in and leaving your insightful comment.

      I really appreciate it! Best, GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California

      saddlerider1....lovely to see you here and thank you so much for your lovely comment. Really made me feel wonderful. Thank you! GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California glad to meet you here! I'm glad we both love hats! ; I read the letter to your father and left a comment there......beautiful.....GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California

      2uesday! Thank you so much for your support and comment.....made me feel good! GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California

      K J is so nice to see you here. Thank you for your turned out to be a beautiful day.....GPAGE

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      8 years ago from California

      HH! Thank you so much for checking in on Father's Day! It means so much to me! G

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      8 years ago from DELHI/NCR

      Those are lucky who are praised for being a loving father. What would happen to him who has done everything for his children but he gets nothing in return, that is to say - love/affection/regard on father's day .This tribute is wonderful and reminds a father who dropped a tear in response.

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      8 years ago

      A wonderful tribute to your Daddy, he is smiling down on you and is your Angel who watches over his Princess. Happy Father's Day to your Daddy. Peace and hugs

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      8 years ago from Texas

      Wow we both wrote a hub dedicated to our late fathers. This is nice. Cheers.

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      8 years ago

      Voted up and as beautiful because it is - you have expressed the way you feel in an eloquent and moving way.

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      K J Page 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Beautiful GPage - I know where your heart is today

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      That's beautiful G. I know his spirit is strong and happy in you.


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