My Dad Walked Straight and Tall Like A Soldier

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My dad

walked straight

and tall

like

a soldier

*

My dad

messed about

in boats

like

a sailor

*

My dad

rode cycles

and bikes

like

a youngster

*

We walked

and

played

like

father and daughter

*

Then…

*

Grudgingly

I laughed

at

his antics

and jokes

*

Moodily

I removed

my make-up

and

rings

*

Frustrated

I cried

when

my arguments

failed

*

Guiltily

I accepted

his

money

and aid

*

Then…

*

Happily

we walked

and

laughed

till we cried

*

But…

*

Devastated

I learned

that

he

suddenly

died

*

Gratefully

I thank

his

support of

his daughter

*

My dad

was proud

and

smiled

like a

father

*

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Copyright: Chris McGowan

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