Father Poem

Cycle Of Life Poem

This poem is about the circle of life and the bittersweet realization of how time and life pass by so quickly.

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This is a fantastic poem that shows the life with a family and shows all the processes in a family and all the changes that passes, I love this poem that I even said it in a poetry contest!

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Family Circle


Published: February 2006

When I am born, you are here
In your eye, I see a tear
Time flies and already I'm two
"Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

Before you know it, I'm five
Every day, you thank God I'm alive
Pretty soon, I turn eight
You tell me I'm never allowed to date

I'm already twelve in my preteen years
Which means you'll help me with all my new fears
Now fourteen with my permit to drive
Waiting to hit the big one-five

Too early comes sixteen, with my license now
It went by too fast, you just ask how

You want to meet my boyfriend when I'm eighteen
I pray to God that you're not too mean
The same guy two years later asks for my hand
I'm relieved when you say, that's just grand

About a year later, you walk me down the aisle
Through all the tears, you bare a smile
Three years later, you're gonna be a grandfather
You show love and pride for your new granddaughter

Another year down the road
Mom dies, oh the many tears that flowed
You're not doing so well without her
Less than a year later, you forgot all about her

Alzheimer's sets in and it scares me so
Not long after, you decide to go
Now I'm regretting not saying goodbye
Every time I think about it, I start to cry

The cycle has begun again
It has started over with little Megan
The other day, she turned two
And said, "Look, daddy, I can tie my shoe!"



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  • Liliana Monnick by Liliana Monnick
  • 4 years ago

This is a fantastic poem that shows the life with a family and shows all the processes in a family and all the changes that passes, I love this poem that I even said it in a poetry contest!

  • Sai Gon by Sai Gon, Viet Nam
  • 5 years ago

Tears in my eyes while reading this. My little angel will turn to two this September. Touching rhythm.

  • Abby by Abby, Usa
  • 5 years ago

This poem illustrates so perfectly how fast life is. The fast pace of the poem, even skipping over things really gives you the idea that we needed more time with him. This reminds me of my dad!

  • Sydney Australia by Sydney Australia
  • 6 years ago

I cried when I read this poem. It made me think of my dad who passed away 1 year ago and I miss him so much .

  • Verlinda Velarde by Verlinda Velarde, Colorado
  • 6 years ago

I rate this poem as fantastic marvelous touching. I am so very mesmerized by your expressiveness. May your poem inspire you to move forward in beauty of prose & emphasis. Man has the ability to encourage others in positive ways. Thank you for your endearing words.

  • Ity by Ity, Nigeria
  • 7 years ago

This is so touching. I couldn't take my eyes off till I reached the very last word. It's simple, and real which makes it amazing. Beautiful writing

  • Indonesia by Indonesia
  • 7 years ago

I'm SO touched by your poem!

I always loved to read something that describe each years progress and I especially love Father & Daughter relationship things, it's such an irony with what I've been through though...

But anyway, I love this ^^ thank you for publishing this :)

  • Maida by Maida, Hackney UK
  • 8 years ago

I've never read such a beautiful poem and so full with emotion it's like a living poem. I really love my dad and it reminds me of how I felt if he wasn't there for me any more.
thanks a lot for that

  • Leeds by Leeds
  • 9 years ago

This poem is a fantastic and is probably going to touch everyone when they read it. Its really good when it talks about a child growing up. It put me into tears a bit but I was still jolly at the same time. (:

  • Liverpool by Liverpool
  • 9 years ago

I like this poem because it rhymes and it makes me feel happy and jolly at the same time.

  • Nigeria by Nigeria
  • 9 years ago

I like this poem because it makes me happy

  • Alexandria Duarte by Alexandria Duarte
  • 9 years ago

This has touched me in a way that no poem has, not even my own. I have a friend that just wrote a poem about her dad that she never met and this reminded me of when she had told me the story. It brought tears to my eyes. Even though I can't relate to it but I know people who could. It is a beautiful poem.

  • Monnick by Monnick
  • 9 years ago

WOW I have tears in my eyes it felt like I was reading a book written on my life !!!!
My Daughter turned three this year and with everything she does "I think I too once walked this road how fast time goes."

Beautiful this poem I will be printing and adding to Abigail's memory box for her to read.

wow , wow , wow - lets appreciate life , it goes so fast !!!

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