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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Guest Writer For Father's Day - My Dad!


Day by day, hour by hour
I watched you grow, little flower.
I watched your precious petals shine
With increased beauty all the time
You stood beside a quiet lake
And all the long day through you’d make
A gentle, mirrored, colour scheme
Of soft light blue, and tender green
You were indeed the sweetest thing
Among the beauties of the spring.
Your loveliness was everywhere
And passing people stopped to stare.
But now a withered clump of brown,
People glance at you, and frown.

Doug Williams


(See last year's Father's Day Post and pics HERE. It featured the story he wrote called, "The Little Red Shoes".)

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Blogger Robin said...

What a great poem. I wrote about something similiar when I was in high school.
It was a poem about beautiful seashells and how people always wanted to collect them just because of how they looked. When something isn't beautiful,people tend to be disinterested or even angry because of the lack of beauty.

Your dad rocks!!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Blogger twilite said...

I now see where your flare for poetry writing came from mother of this poem.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi mother of invention, the word is 'flair' not 'flare'...pardon for the slip-up!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Blogger Gattina said...

We had fathers day last sunday, but it's not celebrated very much not like motherday.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Blogger Rapunzel said...

What a beautiful poem, and such a handsome Dad! :)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Nice of you to put up the poem again. Indeed beauty is fleeting... Hey, your dad's handsome; so was mine!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blogger meno said...

That is very sweet. Happy Father's Day to your dad.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blogger gr said...


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blogger White Forest said...

thats cute one!

happy fathers day to your dad

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

What a great post. Nice poem and a rather good-looking Dad.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Robin:Thanks! I think he does too!

Twilite: Thanks you. Yes, I think I have some of his talent and I wishe he'd written more. (I'll tell him you thought he was handsome! He's 88!)

Gattina: I wonder why there's more emphasis on Mother's Day?

Rapunzel: Thanks..he'll be thrilled to hear this!

Meno: Thanks. I think my dad's the greatest. He had a great day on Sun.


(")_ (")Š

White Forest: Thanks for the visit and wishes!

Gewels: Thanks! I always thought he was distinguished loking, especially in a 3-piece suit, which he always wore to work, all tailor-made!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger Lynn said...

Awesome tribute.
Wishin a happy week as well to your Dad.
He looks really fantastic!
He has that sexy Sean Connery look!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

Very nice and Happy Father's Day to your dad!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

wow!! hes a wonderful writer, would love to read more by him.

Happy Father's Day to him from me. :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

What a wonderful poem and awww M.O.I your Dad looks like a real sweetheart, very handsome too!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Lynn: Woo! Sean Connery! I'll have to tell him that! Thanks!

Chase: Thanks! I'll pass it on.

Mystic: Me too! He has about 4 other wonderful poems and a short story on the link to last Father's Day,but I could never get him to write more.

Lynclay: Thanks! He is a pretty sweet man!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger steve said...

He's a pistol!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger Mike M said...


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

I'm breathless - you really hit my emotions - what a poem from a father to a daughter... tears can fall for less.

And you went to BC.
Can't believe it. In Vancouver BC my daugther and I had our first glass of White Wine together at Bridges - 1995. When we asked my mothers cousin Marie - to go from Portland, OR, up to Vancouver for 36 hours. She let us. The year after, when she was 97 - she went to Oslo with her grandson Rande - and walked around downtown Oslo for 3 1/2 hours - no rest.
... Last year in end of July I was back in BC - followed #3 eastward to Glacier N.P.

I need more time to comment, it's dinner time;))

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Steve, Mona, and Mike: Thanks you guys! My dad and his poem are all of that! I think he's very talented. And the babes thought he was a pistol, Steve, when he was young!

Torra: Aww! Thanks! It's nice when one can evoke the emotions of another.

What a beautiful place to meet friends in BC, and to have wine with your daughter! I loved Victoria on Vancouver Island and some of the islands where my friends live.

And, man, was Marie a trouper to do all that walking!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger GrizzBabe said...

This is a very nice poem and I was really into it until the end. This line through me for a loop.

But now a withered clump of brown,
People glance at you, and frown.

I know I may be showing my ignorace here but what does he mean by this?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Grizz: He wrote it in the past tense, so at the end, the flower has sadly aged and died, losing its beauty. On a larger scale, he's saying that people tend to look at and admire things/people that are beautiful but once that fades, they are of no value and actually may push them away or think they're ugly.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

Awesome! Like father like daughter as far as poetry goes. Maybe you look alike too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Blogger brooksba said...

It's great to see your dad writing and what a sweet, but somewhat sad, sentiment. Pretty picture and your dad looks so happy.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: I think so too! Thanks!
I don't think we look much alike. Both tall and lanky and blue eyes.

Brooksba: Yes, it is neat that he wrote good stuff! It is indeed a sad sentiment but human nature I guess.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

Truth in nature. Happy your father is here for Father's Day

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: Yep...sad truths. I'm glad and very lucky he is here. Thanks.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

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