Family Poetry posted June 15, 2023

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The Owl and the Fox

by Paul McFarland

Father's Day Contest Winner 
When I was a lad, I would ask my dad
As I climbed up on his knee,
"Will you please read 'The Owl And The Fox'
Just one more time for me?"

Then he'd put his hand on my curly head
And a finger on my nose,
And then he'd say, with a wink and a nod,
"Son, this is the way it goes."

And then he'd begin in his real deep voice,
And the words were a wonder to hear.
Then my eyes would close and the owl and the fox
In my mind would then reappear.

Hundreds of times I've heard that poem
As I sat on my father's knee,
And I'd give the world if he could read
That poem once more for me.

But Dad's passed on to the other side;
No more on his knee will I climb.
But he left me his book of "Best Loved Poems"
And the love of reciting a rhyme.

And now I hold in my arms tonight
A child with golden locks,
And he'll fall asleep as I read to him
The poem of the "Owl And The Fox."

Father's Day
Contest Winner



This is my favorite poem that I have written.
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