To My Father

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Apr 01, 2016

He was there
To put me right
When I was going wrong
Times when I was weak
He was there to
Make me strong
He was there
To keep me sheltered 
From rain and heavy storms
A guiding light that shone 
From the day that I was born.

He was the hand upon my shoulder
A white dove from above
And now that I have grown into a man
His legacy is love.

 

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K Alexander commented:
I've read a couple of your poems and this one is my favourite. Very heartfelt and loving.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you very much for your comment I was looking back on some photographs Of my dad and these words just came to me
K Alexander commented:
Well it's a stunning peace of work
teresa Skyles commented:
Absolutly beautiful Christopher.Thank you for the comment on my poem.
Christopher Russon commented:
It is a pleasure Teresa .I have enjoyed your poems from what I have read.
ann parks commented:
Thanks for this wonderful poem.....It wasn't till my dad passed that i realised fully how wonderful he was and how much I owe him . Thanks for your lovely comment on my poem "the sixties". Ann
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you also for your comment on my poem ,a very special poem. Looking forward to reading more of your work Ann.
A previous user commented:
You should frame this. I would hang this on my wall. My dad had sayings that carry with me.like "you can't buy class" and "don't make any fast moves" lol. Thanks for making me think of him.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you very much for your comment I will get it framed and place it on the wall.
Alice inwonderland commented:
A lovely poem.
Alice inwonderland commented:
A lovely poem.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment.
Raychill Ellisonwonderland commented:
Much respect to your Father. and thank you for sharing by honoring him in this forum.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you raychill for your comment On the process of writing another one about my dad called father like son.
Shanta commented:
I give all the glory to your father!
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Ajanta my dad was a good poet.
Christopher Russon commented:
Sorry I meant to say Shanta.my mistake.
Lakiesha Cole commented:
This poem is so beautiful, loving, and sweet! It makes me think of my dad. I miss him!
Christopher Russon commented:
thank you for for your comment on my poem. Very encouraging.
JG Collins commented:
Nincly done, hope your dad is still around to read this.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you j G for your nice comment on my poem .
Patrick Lean commented:
A well written poem Christopher. Truly one from the heart.
Maria Williams commented:
A beautiful poem from the heart. Made me think of my wonderful father. Thank you.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you so much Maria my dad would be pleased like I am for your comment.
Frank byrne commented:
"Lovely poem about your father Chris, I've written a few poems about my dad, even though I've never met him, and never will as I discovered he died in New Zealand.....over 30yrs ago......your poem touched my heart."
Frank byrne commented:
Just found it nice to read this poem yet again........comforting...
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you again Frank.this poem has touched the heart of many readers Maybe it should be called a poem for our father's.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you again Frank.this poem has touched the heart of many readers Maybe it should be called a poem for our father's.
Ashok Pokharel commented:
Fathers are usually forgotten....you reminded...well done!
Piya Paul Mudgal commented:
Wonderfully penned.
ann parks commented:
It's only now my Dad is gone that I realise how great a man he was and how hard he worked for our family. Through his effort we were propelled into a better standard of living which he at the end delighted in.......thanks so much for this one Christopher.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Ann glad you liked it.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Ann glad you liked it.

 

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