A Quiet Man

A tribute to my Father  1905 – 1976

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He was a quiet man, he was a helpful caring man.

Handsome in his youth a dashing man,a fighter for rights.

A union man, a fighting for the under dog man, a “I’ll do it if I can man” .

He met my Mum, a wooing man, a handsome flashing eyed Irishman.

A black haired almost wild man, a stand up for what I am man.

A good man to trust your life to and my Mum did,

my Dad

He was an out in the open man. What see is what you get man, nothing  hid.

He worked hard he was a family man. A sturdy, bring home the wages man,

A giver, comforter a lover man. A home maker man some one to carry the can man.

A there until the end man.

He was a stern man, when you had done wrong, though he was a quick to praise man.

A happy to teach you a lessen in a song man. A teacher man,sometimes a preacher man

An always there when it counted man. He was a father of the bride man, and he handed all his daughters away.

He was the man who supported his sons when they became the married men.

 

He was a support man, and adviser man the lover of lilies of the valley man.

He was reunited with my Mum man when they saw us all gone.

He was a plain man to the end man, not a flourish and bouquet,

Nor a black magic man,an honest to the end man.

He was a deaf man, but he heard what was important man!

At the end, a blind man, in stature a tiny man in truth a giant man.

A truly missed man , a wish you where here man.

He is a gone but not a forgotten man.

The Letter

Dear all

I have I have  had to come to make two very hard decisions !

As you may or may not of known I was away for ten days. I did try to read your posts and “Like” and comment  but this was not easy and as it caused trouble with my partner I had to let things slide.

I have taken the decision, though I am not happy to have, to delete the back log of emails I had accrued. I did this  so that I can give you all my best attention now. I have limited time right now to use  the computer  so I have decided to try and catch up with what posts I can from the WordPress Reader.

My second decision is also very harsh and hard for me to do  but I am going to have to say I cannot accept anymore awards from you my fellow bloggers. The thing is my writing causes friction, so it it easier ( and I know most cowardly ) for me to write as when my partner is not here or at least  not to be writing for too long in the evenings or when he is around. I have loved receiving all the awards and have been very grateful and honoured with each one that has arrived in my mail  but they take up so much time and I really want to devote what time I have to my my poetry and prose.

I hope that you will all forgive me for taking these measures  but it is the only way I see to move forward , as my dear friend Wendell  has advised me to do.

Please remember I am so grateful to be part of this WordPress press family and that I love and value you all very much!

With love and hugs to you all

willow xxxxx

The Versitile Blogger Award

A really big thank you  to writingthebody for nominating me for the Versitile Blogger award.

thank you.

Versatile Blogger Rules  (If you choose to obey them)

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I have already received this award  and so I want to recommend that you all visit writingthebody  wonderful page.

I am sure 3that by now you probably know more interesting things about me than I know myself. so I will not bore you with anymore but I will nominate some lovely bloggers I really would love to nominate everyone I know on wordpress but I am going to follow the rules , so here we go. In no particular order.

1 lenwilliamscarver

2 Cat Forsley

3 zendictive.wordpress.com

4wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com

5 parmisrad.wordpress.com

6 wistfulsinner.wordpress.com

7 poetryandpersistence.wordpress.com

8 Matrone Bell

9 chicpress.wordpress.com

10 tigergroves.wordpress.com

11 greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com

12 foreverpoetic.wordpress.com

14 eof737.wordpress.com/

15 http://moonlightvenus.wordpress.com/

and everyone else I know and love you all deserve  a nomination!! ★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★♥★.•★

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and thank you again writingthebody  for nominating me.

Genuine Blogger Award.

Thank You

Firstly I must say a belated thank you to Betty Hayes Albright     at Seasonings. For nominating me for the Genuine Blogger Award. As ever I am always delighted and surprised and not to forget grateful to receive an award.

There are no rules but I would recommend Betty’s blog  and I would like to nominate  a few wonderful blogs , please please do be upset if I have not put you down here you are all wonderful and you all deserve this award!

  zumpoems

Memo Blog

http://fallenelegy.wordpress.com/

poetry and persistence

friskybunny

vampireweather

Blank Pages

livingwithablackdog

hollyanne gets poetic

likethesunshone

zendictive

Words from my Soul

Lil Lady… Giant Brain

Verse Not Prose

granbee

Will Of Heart

rumpydog

WordsFallFromMyEyes

fourwindowspress

So here we are nearly at the end of the first month of 2012…… Nothing has changed so we all need to keep paddling like mad to just stay were we are! Let us pull together and see if we can move forward! Love to you all name or not named!! xxxxx

 

 

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