You always seemed to find a way
to make fun times even funner.
Challenged us to climb the ladder
to its highest rung.
When we thought we had run our race
you were there to up the pace.
Stretch our limits is what you taught.
You were the sparkle in our lives
the tonic to chase away the blues.
Now my sons tumble and jump
catch the ball and run amuck.
Dad, I can’t think of a better way
to honor you on this special day
than to be for them the father
you were for me.
Gerald A. McBreen found poetry after he retired from the US Postal Service. He discovered he had a flair for romance. He has been publishing for ten years with True Romance and their related magazines. He is the coordinator for Striped Water Poets. They sponsor an “open mic” every first Wednesday of the month. They also post 'Poems on Posters' around the area. In 2009 Pacific, Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he was appointed Poet Laureate. (2009 - 2013)