The tree is decorated
And lights are in the hall
Simple reminiscences of days
When the children were small.
Cards have been received
And I have mailed my share ~
Functions to attend
and busy-ness everywhere.

Lights are in my windows
and tinsel sparkles too
I take some time apart ~
And I remember you..
Merry Christmas Dad !
What would I give to see you
To sit and chat a while
And share a drink with you.

You would see some changes
The children now quite grown
Stepping out and now making
Lives of their very own.
In memory I wander
To the days when I was small
When you were indeed my hero
And I loved you best of all.

You were my Santa  ~ I saw you
As you knelt beside my bed
You loved me very much
I heard the words you said…
The years have changed
And my children too are grown
My how quickly the years fly –
How could I have ever known?

There is a space in my life
Which belongs alone to you
I was blessed indeed
To have a Father like you.
Merry Christmas Dad
As you sail on an untroubled sea
I am so very happy
That you were Father to me.
Merry Christmas Dad,
©  Linda J Vaughan
12th.December 2005
I was an only child and adored my Father – he lifted the anchor chain and sailed for the unknown shore on August 27th. 2003 and I will always miss him.






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