A poem for Dad...

It was you at the start, it was you at the end,

Our beloved, our Dad, our Grandad, our friend

The love of our life, our pedestal, our light

Our greatest champion, our makes-it-alright

 

It was you for Mum – the only one

Fresh faced together, happy and young

A lifetime of love, even if cut short

A love that endured, inspired and taught

 

It was you as a friend that shaped us each day

Paved our own friendships, showed us the way

The very Best Man, the truest friend

Surrounding you in love, right til the end

 

It was you as a Father, your greatest pride

A childhood of happiness, with you at our side

Days on the beach, nights under the stars

Never safer than when in your arms

 

It was you as a sportsman, every day

Marathons and Mountains, blazing our way

Fundraising, competing, or sports days at school

Teaching us ways to stand proud and tall

It was you who made all feel the warmth of the sun

Loved so completely by everyone

Young and old, near and far

A magnetic pull, to be where you are

 

It was you as Grandad that took our breath away

A love unexplained, no words can say

Two children who believed in the wonder of you

Somehow, like us, they just knew it too

 

It was you at the start, it was you at the end,

Our beloved, our Dad, our Grandad, our friend

The love of our life, our pedestal, our light

Our greatest champion,  our makes-it-alright