Meet my DAD


my daddy playing his favorite game


Some TRIVIA about this man I called Daddy
He's birthday falls on the twenty-fifth.

As early as eighteen... he had to elope
Just because he kissed my Mom on the cheek.

He never finished studies in Mapua
Never had a college degree.

Had to work for a living... and tried overseas
His father never favored his fate.

But being the pillar of the home
He worked hard to prove his worth.

Four of us had finished what he did not.
Mother stood beside him no matter what.

More than four decades of togetherness
Not a perfect union like just other couples..

Through the years we fell and trembled
But stood up and strengthened the bond more.

Now a senior man with a few grey hair
He may not be the best but always the better.

He may not be outstanding in every aspect of life
But, he still is the man who loves us like no other can.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY !!!



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    1. PUDRAX sounds new to me but I know mudra. Is it the counterpart, TR??

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    1. Salamat po, Sir Ponsing Butingting! Advance to you! :)

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  3. I was touched. Get teary eyes. Love your poem. Happy Birthday po sir.

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    1. My Dad and my Mom had faced so much hurdles in their marriage and they almost had given up the fight... but me and my three siblings stood by them. The very reason why they managed to stick together up to this moment.

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  4. Your dad must be very proud, Marri. If any one of my kids decides to write something as heartfelt as this one day, it will be one happy day for me. Happy birthday to your dad!

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    1. I hope, I make my parents proud in my own little way. I may not be beside them always like I used to because I have my own family now, but I'm still around, ready to extend my hand anytime.

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  5. This post is very touching. You're a really sweet daughter and I'm sure you're very proud of your dad.. :) Happy happy birthday to him!

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    1. Thank you Ms Purple Doll for your greetings! Making poems for my loved ones is my thoughtful way of expressing my innermost.

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  6. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    just like Sumi said, this post is indeed very touching. I admire you for being a good daughter, your dad just like mine had sacrificed a lot, they really deserve our respect,love and attention

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    1. I'm glad to hear these compliments. Salamat Po! I'm the eldest in the family so I have to be more responsible. If that's being good of me, I want to believe it so.

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  7. It's impressive how your dad persevered for your family and all of you finishing your degrees is a testament to this.

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    1. He may never achieved his father's dream to become an engineer... but he got a Cum Laude and CPA, a Senior Software Engineer and two more daughters who are self-employed. I'm sure... he's PROUD!

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    2. Yes, he has a lot to be proud indeed. His selfless act has reap wonders for his children.

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    3. The poem was really a great feature for all his effort.

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  8. Now I miss my Dad...my husband once said that despite my pain of losing my Dad I should be happy knowing that he did his role as a father to us...still, I miss him. Treasure yours! :)

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    1. Sad to hear this, Ms Marie! I know you have countless memories of your Dad that will somehow quench you every time you miss him.

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  9. Busy na busy si daddy. Ano kaya ang nilalaro niya? Ayaw paawat yata. haha.

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    1. OO nga Sir Rob... He loves to play any puzzle game.

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  10. Nice poem! I miss my father now. Hehe. My father also loves my poem and he's busy aa home. Lol.

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    1. Thanks for liking the poem, Ms Liz. I hope I can read some of yours.

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  11. That's a wonderful poem. They say a daughter will always be daddy's girl no matter how old she gets, and I believe that to be true. :-) Continue loving your dad. :-)

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    1. I'm close to both of my parents and I'm willing to help in any way I can when they need me especially when they grow old.

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  12. This is really sweet, giving back to our parents and appreciate the things they've done for us.

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    1. I know that being a good daughter is not only being obedient and trustworthy but being morally supportive as well.

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  13. As always, a very great poet Ms. Marri. Your father's probably so proud for your love and effort especially when you've written a poem that's solely made for him. I suddenly missed my dad...

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    1. Thanks Mai! This is how I express my feelings to my family. They ususally receive this type of warm message in a form of poem. I would love to make you one on your special day. When is it ba??

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  14. Send my greetings to your dad, reading your poem missed me my dad more, and seeing the pictures of your dad made me wished how I wish my dad is still with us sigh!

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    1. I told him, he has a lot of greetings already but up to this moment none of these he has not read yet. Maybe this weekend, he will find time.

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  15. That is one techy dad you got :) and that poem is so full of love.

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    1. He just plays games like this one but he knows nothing about social networking sites like FB and TWITTER. He even has no email address yet.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your dad! Your poem made me missed my ofw dad...How I wish his home...

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    1. Salamat Ms Bev! Your Dad is a modern hero and you're lucky as well.

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  17. It's as lovely tribute from a loving daughter. I can feel how proud you are of your Dad. Happy birthday to him!

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    1. Thank you for the greetings ms Rossel! We have to show our loved ones how important they are to us because life is too short to be insensitive.

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  18. a nice poem for a father... it would definitely melt my heart to receive something like this from my kids. happy birthday to your dad... Yahweh bless.

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