25 November 2012

Thankfulness: an acrostic



Dad and Mom at their 65th Wedding Anniversary Dinner


To get
Hanukkah gelt, we 
Asked him for the gold foiled chocolate in his pockets
Night came with candle lighting, story and 
Kisses Goodnight (so many years ago)
FATHER (We call him Dad and he says "I ain’t dead yet!")
Understands: He is our knight in shining silhouette, he
Loves rushing in to fix things and we called when we
Needed and he was always there in
Emergencies and he
Still is and still drives his car to see us, still opens his pockets
Still full of love





Re-posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry # 177 as my family gathers for another Thanksgiving a year later.  Written for Semaphore's Thanksgiving challenge"Form for All: Giving Thanks" at dVerse Poets Pub and posted  the Pub's OpenLinkNight — Week 72.



 Copyright © 2012 S.L.Chast


  

23 comments:

Grace said...

I like this description : he is our knight in shining silhouette ~ Fathers are a blessing in the family ~ Happy day Susan ~

Brian Miller said...

big smiles...your dad sounds like quite the guy...some pretty cool memories you have of him susan...warmed my heart...

Claudia said...

your dad sounds like a wonderful man susan..i like how you paint him as a knight in shining silhouette...and thanks for sharing that lovely pic as well...

Green Speck said...

This is really beautiful !!!

Mary said...

Your father sounds like a wonderful man. Reminds me of my (deceased) dad....who loved most of all to fix things for one of us and felt so good when he could! I enjoyed the picture too. And wow, he still drives!!

ayala said...

So sweet... My dad passed away four years ago, I miss him everyday. Enjoy your dad for many many more years .

Sabio Lantz said...

When gelt is love -- nicely done.

lori mcclure said...

Very sweet. Love the feelings a good father can bring into your life. Lovely tribute :)

manicddaily said...

Very cool. Wonderful. Agree with all the above. And you manage to use the acrostic well too. k.

Fred Rutherford said...

touching piece. Great use of the acrostic form. Excellent poem. Thanks

Semaphore said...

I'm so glad you were able to share this, Susan. It's full of nostalgia and personal emotion, but the feelings are universal.

rudyan said...

Yes, personal & universal describes this beautifully... & really, such a great, warm poetic tribute to your father. Happy Thanksgiving!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

This made me miss my father--so very wonderful that you got to have this gift of his love

Björn said...

This is so lovely.. glad to be able to read this... and of course I miss my father, though he was a lot sterner ..

Nataša Dolenc said...

beautiful...full of love.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You are so fortunate to still have your parents, and such wonderful ones, my friend. (I love "I aint dead yet!")

Mary said...

He sounds like quite a remarkable man!! I admire anyone who can still continue to drive as he does...and still is there to help those that he loves!

Gabriella said...

I am lucky enough to still have both my parents too, Susan! It is very touching to see they are eager to help in case of emergency. Happy Hannukah to you if you are celebrating!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Susan,

This is brimming with a great, honest love. A beautiful thing to have within a family. Enjoy this time together, especially Thanksgiving this week.
Eileen:)

Sumana Roy said...

the poem is so full of warmth ....may you be blessed with the presence of your parents for many more years .....Happy Thanksgiving!!

rallentanda said...

What a great Dad. Everyone wants one of these:)

Abin Chakraborty said...

lovely tribute to a beloved parent.

R.K. Garon said...

Yes!
ZQ