Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hello Dad--By Robert Hewett Sr.--United States

Hello Dad

Hello Dad, it’s been awhile since I talked to you.
Fifty Three years to be exact, but that you knew.
I am the only one of your children left here on earth.
Just want to tell you things I recall from our hearth.
Those wonderful adventure stories that you told
Chapter by chapter, night after night, treasures to hold.
I want you to know that I am doing my best
To keep alive your Miz Molly and all the rest.
You were a good father to us while here on Earth,
Respected by friends and neighbors, priceless your worth.
Loved by four boys you raised without reservation.
Your integrity was worthy of celebration.
My ingrained soul values about life and living
Were defined by your consistent life of giving.
You read the Bible, taught me the joy of a breeze.
The little church nestled among the Cottonwood trees.
Where I was saved and learned to love the Lord.
I was happy, times were tough, but never too hard.
Your stories, your faith, your character, your helping hand,
I cherish you father rest in peace in God’s land.

Robert Hewett Sr. was born in 1933 on a Texas cotton farm. He moved to Oklahoma City at Age 14 and entered the U. S Army from there in 1953. Robert has been writing poetry and short stories for his family and himself since his teen years, but is just now publishing his collection of works. His hobbies include writing poetry and stories; clock and watch collections; gardening and growing flowers and shrubs from cuttings. Most of his poetry tells a story, a gift from his father who was a master story teller. He has received numerous awards for his work in his professional life and for his writing. You can find some of his writings at ""


  1. Bob, this is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read from you. This one isn't in those previous pages I created about you, is it? Because I would have recalled something so deeply beautiful, sad and haunting. You are a beautiful man ( no, forget the lipstick ) your personality, your character and depth of sensitivity is wonderful thing to witness! This isn't one of your best, I believe it is your best! I love it, it is amazing! Hugs! Sheri /

    1. Thank you Sheri, yes, my father was very special to me. This poem was formed by editing an older poem with the same theme. This one is much
      better, in my opinion. No, it isn't in the pages you reviewed. Your comment is very precious to me. Bob

  2. Wow, what is there to say? What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. Such love, such memories to cherish, such unabashed pride in being your father's son. Simply beautiful, Bob. Kristina

    1. Thank you Krissie, your comment means a lot to me. Bob

  3. Bob, I really loved this well written tribute to your Dad. Undoubtedly he knows your heart and is on the other side rejoicing in a son so devoted. I loved the fact that you wrote of all the good your father did. Too often we hear the bad, the sad and the faults of parents reiterated and this different and was a very uplifting poem. I thank you for that. I always loved happy endings and though your life is not ended I have a strong feeling it will end happy because you look for the good. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

    1. Thank you Chalene, dad's stories always had a happy ending. I love to make people feel good when they read what I write. I am not always successful to the degree I seek, but I try. Thanks much for your wonderful comment. Bob

  4. Such a sweet poem. No matter how many years have passed You still keep the memories alive. Touching and heartfelt. Brought back my own memories.

    Shirley Smothers

    1. Glad this poem found a reader that it touches in a warm heart way. Thanks yelrihss for this very nice comment.

  5. Dear Robert,

    This such a great tribute to your Father. You convey so well what a special and important man he was in your life and others. I am happy for you that you have these wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Sandra Stefanowich

    1. yes Sandra, my Dad is a good memory for me. Not materially as in wealth, but rich in honorable human values and full of love for his children. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Robert

  6. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    My this is beautiful Robert! A lovely tribute of not
    only to your father, but it speaks volumes of the son
    he raised. A wonderful legacy to leave for your
    loved ones and the world to enjoy. Blessings, Connie

    1. Thanks Connie, the older I get the more I revere the memory of my father. I very much appreciate and love your comment. Robert

  7. My father has been gone for almost two years now and like you, Robert, I have so many fond memories of time spent together, the talks and lessons he taught me. This one really touched me and I thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

    1. It is good to know others share good memories of their father. I am glad my story poem brought some of those good memories back to you. Thank you for this heartfelt comment about my poem. Robert