Contemporary poetry
Email Poem | Today's Poetry


Colour him Father Colour him Love


She was a little girl of seven
When first he said hello
She recognized his kindness
And easy going mellow
She decided it was he
The man she’d claim as dad
Her little heart reached out
And reached up for his hand

He extended more to her
Experience and reserve
Most common courtesy
And a father’s love that served

Throughout her years
He cherished her so dear
Claimed her as his with smile
And calmed still any fears
Oh how she loved this man
He raised her to be strong
With casual ease and stride
He taught her right from wrong
So when he closed his eyes
Her world was truly crushed
How could she say goodbye
When life seemed horribly rushed
This was her very substance
Her heart could not let go
Her memory traced little feet
That followed his echo

He was not just a dad to her
His place was set in stone
There would never be another
Her heart would claim to own

For My Sister, 

Because her heart recognized in him
A compassion known to few
An instant flash of familiarity that her heart
Trusted enough to bind with

With much love, your sister,


 Added Note: 

Our mother allowed my sister Darlene to choose
the words to put on our Dad's Tombstone,
 she chose,

 ~ ~~"Colour him Father Colour him Love"~~ ~

© 62314 - all rights reserved.


Vote for this poem

Please Comment On This Poem


 Email Address



  Sign Guestbook
  Read Guestbook


 Privacy | Terms | © 2000-2022 +++ Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors