My Father Through The Years – By Ann Landers | Father In Loving Memory Poems

My Father Through The Years
(In Loving Memory Dad Poems)

When I was 4 years old –
‘My Daddy can do anything’
When I was 5 years old –
‘My Daddy knows a whole lot’
When I was 6 years old –
‘My Dad is smarter than your Dad’
When I was 8 years old –
‘My Dad doesn’t know exactly everything’
When I was 10 years old –
‘In the olden days when my Dad grew up,
things were so different’
When I was 12 years old –
‘Oh well, naturally Dad doesn’t
know anything about that,
he is too old to remember his childhood’
When I was 14 years old –
‘Don’t pay any attention to my Dad,
he is so old fashioned’
When I was 21 years old –
Him? He’s hopelessly out of date!’
When I was 25 years old –
‘Dad knows about it but then he should,
he’s been around so long.’
When I was 30 years old –
‘Maybe we should ask Dad
what he thinks, after all,
he’s had a lot of experience’
When I was 35 years old –
‘I’m not doing a single
thing until I talk to Dad!’
When I was 40 years old –
‘I wonder how Dad would’ve
handled it, he was so wise’
When I was 50 years old –
‘I’d give anything if Dad were here now
so I could talk this over with him.
Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was.
I could’ve learned a lot from him.’

By – Ann Landers