Happy Father’s Day – A Poem

Home / Happy Father’s Day – A Poem - June 18, 2015 , by yvettelamb

As a break from bemoaning the lack of reasonable behaviour from my toddler – and because it’s Father’s Day this weekend – I thought a spot of sincerity was in order, as did my two-year-old. I admit he did need a little bit of help with the typing – his efforts not being bad as such bar a few errors.

SsikjisjjndvgjsSIDAFJnhlkl94   He knows what he’s writing though, apparently. 

And I may have paraphrased his words ever so slightly for optimum effect; but otherwise, it’s all him. Sort of.

So a Very Happy Father’s Day to All the Brilliant Dads – From Your Little Nippers!

To my dad on Father’s Day, my big and best playmate
I’ve heard today’s for telling you I think you’re really great
Today you should have time for you instead of me, me, me
A concept I can struggle with, I’m sure you would agree

As you know I’m kind of little and don’t always make full sense
But you’re a dad because of me so I’ll throw in my sixpence
Although this day is marked as yours and you deserve a lie-in
To me you’re special all year through without you even trying

You play such brilliant games with me and make me laugh like mad
You hold me when I’m tired and hug me when I’m sad
You know I’ve wiped my nose again right upon your shoulder
But you’ll let me get away with it… at least until I’m older

You bring my toys alive with silly voices and your songs
You teach me funny words ’til Mummy tells you that you’re wrong
I hop aboard for piggybacks; you make me feel so tall
And when we run I hold your hand and know I’ll never fall

I love the way you let me do the things that I should not
You’re not too great at saying no – or meaning it a lot
Don’t feel bad as there’s lots of stuff you really do so well
Like cuddling up with favourite books – I love the tales you tell

I miss you when you’re working being busy and all clever
And I’ve heard that if you had your way I’d stay this age forever
I always know – if near or far – a big space fills your heart
With all the love you feel for me that grows when we’re apart

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I realise when I arrived, I turned things on their head
I wake you up too early and I steal your space in bed
I shout if I don’t get my way, my cries are loud and shrill
I’m a constant whir of energy and never do stand still

I refuse to eat my dinner, and refuse to leave the bath
And when you try to tell me off I try to make you laugh
You want to play the Xbox but you play with me instead
When you’ve got plans for the evening I refuse to go to bed

But I know to you I’m everything and make your life so full
I am always entertaining – with me it’s never dull
I’ve changed the way you see the world, I hope the view is better
And ‘cos you make mine really bright I’m writing you this letter

I’d like to yell to everyone that I’m so proud of you
Of all the kids and all the dads there’s no one like us two
When you take me out with you we always have such fun
And I so love our quiet times just as the day is done

I’m glad for everything we share, the memories we make
I have the kind of bond with you no one could ever break
You’re there if I am sick or tired through every kind of weather
My favourite days in my small world are the ones when we’re together

Now as I’m not quite earning yet I haven’t got much money
But what I lack materially I’ll spend on you with funny
I can’t promise a restful day as that would be so boring
But I’ll make you smile from when I wake until I’m zonked and snoring

So Happy Father’s Day to you, my superhero dad
I wish you an amazing day – just one more thing to add
Remember when I’m older and these years have passed us by
I’ll still love you from the ocean all the way up to the sky

Copyright Yvette Lamb 2015

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12 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day – A Poem”

  1. Harriet says:

    Love it!

  2. Lovely poem. You’re 2 year old is very talented lol #Fathersday2015

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thanks – he likes to think so! 😉

  3. OMG.. I feel like crying after reading this……such a lovely poem….loved each and every line.

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thank you so much – what a lovely comment! Sorry you nearly cried… I did too if that’s any consolation! 🙂

  4. Aw! Lush.
    Made me weep a little. Love Dads! Xxx

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Ah thanks butts. Love Dads too – in the correct context of other children’s dads – obvs 😉 xx

  5. Louise says:

    What a gorgeous poem and a wonderful way to capture all those little moments in a thank you letter to dad. I particularly like the line about not promising a restful day because “that would be so boring” – lol, so true! Thank you for linking up to #FathersDay2015

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thanks Louise – yep – relaxing definitely equals boring to these kidlets doesn’t it!

  6. I have read this poem several times in the last week and i could never get tired of reading it. It is just brilliant and so creative. I hope your partner loved it. Thank you for linking up with #FathersDay2015

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Ah thank you so much and thanks for hosting a great linky 🙂

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