A Birthday Poem To My Dad

You were born in the 40’s after WW2

A “Baby Boomer” yes, that’s what they call you

My dad you’re amazing a trooper I say

You served in the Marine Corp

Back in the day

Your education was extensive and strenuous as can be

Yet you pushed through to achieve

Your Master’s Of Divinity

You never shrink back to take on a challenge

Motivated, determined, and a man of deep knowledge

Your provision consistently steady and good

A secure roof over our heads and plenty of food

Daily family devotions you never lost sight

Pointing us to God and teaching what’s right

Married to mama over fifty years golden

Strong committment to love, honor and cherish you’ve proven

A fond memory I hold of you in years past

Your grand fireworks display

Giving the neighboorhood a loud blast

It was the best fourth of July hot summer night

How you treated all us kids to a spectacular delight

Smoking a cigar your lighter too

Then we all stood and watched

Breathtaking sparkles of red, pink, white, green, blue

Another favorite memory I cherish of you and me

Was riding around on your snazzy Harley

Then you rigged your bike up with loud banana pipes

It was fun riding with my dad, the cool biker type

You go to the gym

Staying fit, trim, and spiffy

I promise you look not a day over fifty!

It touches my heart to watch you care for your wife

Your devotional love is an example of Christ

A godly picture of what a Father really means

I’m honored to be your daughter and proud to share your genes

My dear “Papa” at this particular time

I write words that say “I love you”

In this little rhyme

You’re a father so loyal, so faithful and true

I’m penning this poem saying “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Written by Vivian Joy

July, 2019.

Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

63 thoughts on “A Birthday Poem To My Dad”

  1. Wow! What a beautiful tribute to your dad, and to his marriage to your mom.
    Your dad sounds like quite a guy, with varied interests – Marines, Doctor of Divinity, biker dude, husband, father, fireworks… Cool.

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    1. Awwwww, thanks Kathy! I’m so excited you took all that in! Yes, he’s pretty awesome and I am so blessed he’s my dad! God bless you, Kathy and happy 4th of July (if you’re from the US)πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thanks so much sweet Kranti! I’m so glad you could be a part of my dad’s birthday celebration. πŸ€—πŸ˜ƒ God bless you too! πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

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  2. Thank you my daughter for expressing your love, reminds me of heaven that special place above.

    On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 10:13 AM God’s Whispers of Truth Vivian posted: “You were born in the 40’s after WW2 A “Baby Boomer” yes, > that’s what they call you My dad you’re amazing a trooper I say You served > in the Marine Corp Back in the day Your education was extensive and > strenuous as can be Yet you pushed through to ac” >

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  3. Happy Birthday Vivian’s Dad! May God bless you day and thank you sir for serving our country!
    ~ very well done Vivian……..I am sure your beautiful poem brought a tear to your very proud father!

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  4. I join with the above party attendees in saying a special Happy Birthday to a wonderful and God fearing man. May you continue to be clothed in strength sir, may you never cease to be a reflection of a true man of God. Thank you sweet Viv for inviting us to this grand occasion. πŸ€—πŸ’

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    1. Thank you my dear Deandra!! With wide arms we welcome you and are honored to have your love, support, and birthday joy!! God bless you and I’m thankful we could share in this special occasion to celebrate Papa. πŸ˜šπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

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      1. You are very welcome sweet Viv! I walk in those open arms and wrap my hands around your waist for a long, well deserved embrace. Don’t let go yet, I’m a long hugger….okay, I’m done. Love you and Papa πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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      2. Awwww, how sweet you are! I could use a super long hug right now and sure wish there was an actual way to get one without using emojis but I’ll take one any way I can.πŸ€— Big long hugs back sweet friend…..my sweet sweet friend!!😚

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      3. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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    1. Thanks Tina! Yes, those memories I sure cherish now that mama isn’t well and life so different now. Awwww, I like that picture too!! God bless you and happy Independence Day!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ€—πŸ’•

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      1. Yes, oh cool! I have never been that far north but my daughter and I love reading Anne Of Green Gables who lives in Prince Edward Island in the story. Do you speak French?

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      2. No, I don’t speak French. We learn basic french in school, but I don’t know nearly enough french to strike up a conversation. Anne of Green Gables is great! The movies were really good too.

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