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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Father (as in paternal parent, not God) (04/10/08)

TITLE: Happy 85th Birthday to Pop
By Mary Lisa
04/14/08


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To tell our Dadís story
Is my humble mission
In summary, itís about faith, family,
Friends, and fishing.

His faith, through his deeds
And gentleness, shows
That the Golden Rule
Is the one to follow.

Sunday lessons he taught
To more than a few,
And he laid the stones
For the chapel, too.

He trusts in scriptural truths
For his daily bread.
His reward is long life,
In the Bible, God said.

The next part of this verse
Blends his family and friends,
Through the church, he has family
Where friendships began.

All friends are his family,
Sisters and brothers to nurture.
His children are friends
And his hope for the future.

All get the same greeting,
A ready hug and a laughing hello,
Heís tickled to see you
Thatís a fact you well know.

Now for fun, he will tell you
That nothing beats fishing.
As he reels in full hooks,
We sigh that his luck is more than mere wishing.

Thereís a skill to this sport
That eludes much of his kin.
As gather our empty hooks,
He wears a satisfied grin.

Whatever the mystery,
Heís proven it time and again,
Perhaps itís learned patience
From having first been a fisher of men.

Through 85 years,
Think of the changes heís seen
From mules and horses
To horse-powered machines.

He shares his tales freely
With the lucky who listen.
As we discover his past,
We uncover new wisdom.

He sorts out what matters
And things fall into place.
When we finish our talks,
Life doesnít seem like such a rat race.

As far as Dadís go,
This man rates right at the top.
What a privilege to say,
Happy 85th Birthday, we love you, Pop!


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Jan Ackerson 04/18/08
What fun--I hope you read this to him on his birthday!

Be careful with meter--with a more consistent meter, your poem will flow better, and be easier for your readers to "hear."
Sheri Gordon04/18/08
What a wonderful birthday poem, and what a wonderful pop. Nice job.
Joanne Sher 04/19/08
Enjoyed this - sounds like a wonderful man. Improved meter would make this flow better, but otherwise this is lovely.