28 October 2013

OctPoWriMo 28 - Daddy Was a Quiet Man

Today's prompt asked us to think about someone who had an influence on our lives.

Daddy Was a Quiet Man

I never saw my father cry
Until the day his father died.
Daddy was a quiet man
Unless a mic was in his hand.
A preacher in his younger days,
He taught me how to pray and praise.
A singer too—oh, what a tone!
Bass in groups, tenor alone.
Music was born in his bones.


  1. Such a precious poem! Although he was very different from your father, this makes me think of my own.

  2. Nice. I like the portrayal of him and the rhythmn of this piece. Thank you. xoA

  3. Really beautiful tribute to your dad :) I love the rhyme flow and the imagery!

  4. I felt I got to know him, almost picturing him. Sounds like a lovely man. :)