Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shabby Old Dad

His collar is frayed, and his trousers unpressed;
He's not a bit fussy the way he is dressed,
But he's always ready to help out the rest¬
Shabby old dad

His shirts have queer stripes, and they're old-fashioned quite;
His ties are in strings, and they're never tied right.
His last year's straw hat is a terrible sight¬
Shabby old dad

His shoes need a shine, and his cuff links are tin;
He does sometimes shave, but his top hair is thin;.
You hardly would say he was neat as a pin¬
Shabby old dad

Shabby old dad, with his heart full of woes,
And so much to think of besides buying clothes;
With the kids needing food, and the money!
God knows
Shabby old dad

If there is a Heaven where peace can enfold
A life lived for others, a heart that's pure gold,
He'll go there, and live there in glory untold¬
Shabby old dad!

-Anne Campbell

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