Dad

Teresa Harrison-Best wrote this little ‘tongue in cheek’ poem for Father’s Day this Sunday. It  looks at dads in a light hearted way …

Dad

He’s the king of the T.V controller,
the guardian of every device,
the sofa is clearly his kingdom
a lounge lizard to be more precise.

He loves all the gadgets and gizmos,
especially if they make a noise.
Thingamajigs, doodads and widgets
are what he describes as his toys.

As a granddad he seen as a legend
his lap is in constant demand.
Stories are read with great diction
expressive and always unplanned.

Sometimes you’ll catch him just snoozing
he tells you he’s resting his eyes.
Try snatching away the controller,
perhaps a trifle unwise.

His pet hate is all kinds of shopping,
it makes him cantankerous, you see.
He’d rather be watching some football
with the dog, or a cat, on his knee.

Life’s pleasures for him are quite simple
a fridge full of beer would suffice,
along with a full English breakfast
or a curry that has lots of spice.

Dad’s taxi is often in service
as it chauffeurs the family around.
Long-suffering he waits for his cargo
before they head homeward bound.

He loves to embarrass the children
an art he’s perfected with pride.
Dad dancing is one of his talents
much exertion and effort applied.

As a dad he’s twenty-four carat,
with a heart as big as the moon.
We love him as father and granddad
every night time, morning and noon.

Written by Teresa Harrison-Best

About the author

Teresa H-B
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Happily married with three grown up children. Proud grandmother to six and enjoying every minute. I had my first book published several years ago called Catawall, fluent in feline. Recently I had a children's book published, Mackerel and the Jolly Daisy, scourge of the high seas, published by i2i Publishing, I am a prolific writer about many things and often post on both my own FB page and the FB page for Catawall. I am a great advocate for animals and anyone less fortunate than myself.

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Dotjackson
18th Jun 2018
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Very accurate description of men put in a humorous way ha ha.
AnneS62
17th Jun 2018
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Great poem typical of most dad’s. Unfortunately not of mine.
AnneS62
17th Jun 2018
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Great poem. Typical of lot
sukiesue
8th Aug 2017
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Great poem, sounds very much like my dad!
Wilf
18th Jun 2017
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Brilliant poem Teresa and oh so true in my case...shopping=-uuurgh!...Dads taxi-I have had 20 years of it "Dad its only going to be midnight and its only 20 miles away-please dad"....would I change anything-not a thing!
Kes
17th Jun 2017
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Terrific poem Teresa. I'm sure many will identify with much if not everything you have written.
Grumpy one
3rd Jul 2015
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Excellent, except for the last but one paragraph. I do not dance-ever-nor do I like to embarrass anyone.
nanabet48
19th Jun 2015
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That so describes my other half - it brought a tear to my eye!

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