Dad - I'm, four (I mean we are all four) Rose, John, Stephen, Anne, Peter

Added on Sunday 6 Jan 2013

A poem written for my dads 75th birthday:

Dad - I'm, four (I mean we are all four) Rose, John, Stephen, Anne, Peter

And I know what dad's are for
A knee to be bounced on
A shoulder to be up high on 

Or sometimes - a shoulder to scream and cry on

Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) 
And you are like the biggest tree in the forrest
Solid, rooted, always dependable
With strong branches that cover and protect

So I feel protected.

Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) 
And Dad, I want your attention - 
I am rapt - I follow you, entranced
I always want to be in your gang.

And you give me your attention and I am in your gang -  so I'm nothing but happy.

Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) 
And you are a magician - and you can fix and make anything
A seat for the bogey, a paper hat from a newspaper
A rabbit with your hands, a tissue for a snobbery nose

And I'm always breaking something - and you always fixing it.

Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) 
And you make me smile when I'm sad
like when I've been told to stop eating the the coal from the bunker
And Dad, how come when you comfort me

you can sang better than Elvis or Nat King Cole:

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

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