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My Dad's a Legend and an inspiration to many. To my two brothers and sister, he's been a great man to learn from.



Absorbed by a world that was fresh but was mean,

Full of people, places and emotions unseen.

Was a challenge of mind to keep myself clean,

But just like my Dad, I became a Machine...

He's a Legend, my Dad, he taught me to be,

More than the average, a Legend you see...

He showed me the way to be truly Free,

In a world that was Hell bent on depressing me.

When the world was mean, Dad was happy and kind,

Full of Virtues and Morals that are quite hard to find.

Dad showed me the beauty in wanting to shine,

To inspire the people whom I would call mine.

Dad always treats Mum with love and respect,

That's something, I'm glad that I'll never forget.

An honorable standard of living he's set,

The greatest achievement one could achieve yet.

So when life is hard, I think back of You.

To the words that you'd say, and the things that you'd do.

Often that's all that I need to push through,

Inspired to be The Best Dad, just like You...

Happy Fathers Day Dad. Love you mate


Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on October 12, 2021:

Thankyou Brenda, I appreciate the feedback :D

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 11, 2021:

Wonderful poem.

Your words are great and a wonderful triibute to your Dad.

We love his work too.

He seems like a man with values just like your poem describes.

Welcome to Hubpages.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 11, 2021:

Hello Jared!

What a wonderful tribute to your father, John. He is a wonderful writer, a great friend, and of course a valuable member of HubPages.

It’s so obvious that your father is your inspiration, and it shows in your work.

Welcome to HubPages. Wish you great times ahead.

Thank you for sharing this.

Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on October 10, 2021:

I certainly am, thankyou so much for your comment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 10, 2021:

Your dad is a valued member of our HubPages community, and he writes stellar poetry on almost any kind of subject. Your honoring him in this manner is so wonderful. As they say, the acorn does not fall far from the tree. You are lucky to have a dad such as John.

Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on October 08, 2021:

Thankyou surovi, that's awesome, thankyou very much

Rosina S Khan on October 08, 2021:

This is an awesome poem, Jared- a great tribute to your Dad. He has been a wonderful inspiration to us. Hope you will be too. Thanks for sharing.

Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on October 08, 2021:

Thanks Dad, appreciate the kind words

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 08, 2021:

Feeling proud of my son’s first poem here at HubPages dedicated to me. Great work Jared.

Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on October 08, 2021:

This is my first entry into HubPages, please feel free to have a read, and all feedback is absolutely welcome.

Jared Hansen (author) from Qld on September 26, 2021:

Thanks Pamela, your welcome.

Pamela Dapples from From Canada to Hawaii and now In Arizona. on September 25, 2021:

So refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

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