Ode to a dad

he was the man,

my dad,

he showed me the way

taught me what to say

filled me with hope

oh, those slippery slopes

together,

we laughed, we cried

had nothing to hide

took life in our stride

my mentor, my guide

dad,

even though you’re gone

I’ve stayed strong

you showed me the way

taught me what to say

you were always there

you’re always here

I’ll always care

you’re the man,

Thanks dad.

Your son, Paul

Written in memory of my husband’s dad, William Joy Hoffman.

-Eugenia

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55 Comments

  1. How thoughtful all of you have been towards my true Cowboy Father! He was a true legend in the beef and produce business – Paul (Eugi’s husband)

  2. Very beautiful and heartfelt! 🙂 <3

  3. Touching.

  4. Very beautiful 😊

  5. A testament to a wonderful father.

  6. A testament to a wonderful father.

  7. mine was not like yas
    quite
    quiet
    he was 63
    when i came along
    and his life
    was a long
    sonless
    song to thaaat point
    eh~

  8. mine was not like yas
    quite
    quiet
    he was 63
    when i came along
    and his life
    was a long
    sonless
    song to thaaat point
    eh~

  9. A glorious tribute Eugenia…. beautiful memories live on and on….xx

  10. A glorious tribute Eugenia…. beautiful memories live on and on….xx

  11. What a wonderful tribute. Made me smile.

    Have a fabulous day, Eugenia. ♥

  12. What a wonderful tribute. Made me smile.

    Have a fabulous day, Eugenia. ♥

  13. A man worthy of emulating – how lucky for all who knew him.

  14. That was beautiful.

  15. That was beautiful.

  16. That was very sweet. I don’t know what else to say…

  17. That was very sweet. I don’t know what else to say…

  18. Beautiful and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing. 😊🙏

  19. What a wonderful poem, Eugenia. My dad was also a rock that I clung to when growing up. My mother too.

  20. What a wonderful poem, Eugenia. My dad was also a rock that I clung to when growing up. My mother too.

  21. This is such a beautiful poetic tribute to your Father in Law beautifully written… What a wonderful photo of him also…. I am sure he is greatly missed, but always in love by yours and your Husbands side…
    Sending Huge hugs your way Eugenia…. Lots of love.. Sue <3

  22. This is such a beautiful poetic tribute to your Father in Law beautifully written… What a wonderful photo of him also…. I am sure he is greatly missed, but always in love by yours and your Husbands side…
    Sending Huge hugs your way Eugenia…. Lots of love.. Sue <3

  23. Such a heartfelt tribute !

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