♥ Daddy ♥

Thrived on little sleep
Thousands babies delivered
Always full of joy

High demands on time
Patients counted on him
We had his full heart

Stitches, casts, broken hearts
Listening ear, tender spirit
Servant’s heart

Acute or chronic, unfazed
Stayed till crisis end

Priority care
Each concern never ceasing
Vanishing doctor

Twinkling eyes of blue
Humble, quiet and doting
Fan of junkie food

Champion of youth
Gardener and chef
Community inspiration

Loved by all kinfolks
Doctor for generations
Beaming daughter proud

They called him “Doc”
I called him “my Daddy”
God called him home!

In honor of Father’s Day in the USA, this is a re-posting of Thomas Hopkins Givens, MD from earlier days of my blog.  I hope the reader does not mind!

Rest in peace, sweet one!

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” , 2011


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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17 Responses to ♥ Daddy ♥

  1. What a lovely tribute…it seems he was admired and loved by many. Beautiful poem.


  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    What a wonderful homage to your dad who appears to have been a double blessing.



  3. souldipper says:

    Those of us who have been loved by such good men are so blessed. Thanks for this, Becca.


  4. Old Raven says:

    It really hurts doesn’t it … missing him so. Beautiful poem for your father. A beautiful man.


  5. Renee Espriu says:

    This is simply an awesome tribute to your father. It feels as though you were close to him, which is a wonderful thing. I love my dad but never was really close growing up and until mom died three years ago now I don’t think he knew how much photos mean…hence, the prose I posted. Now photos have become a dear to him as they were to my mother. Thank you for sharing.


  6. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    You have written it beautifully, I was like really joyed for all you said before the last line, but then it just did not feel that joyous, all came out was “excellent memories, treasured indeed”.


  7. jennirey says:

    Wonderful Tribute Becca.. Sounds like he had the perfect name for his title.. –He seems to watch over you and your fabulous pen.. —Your spirit shines in all of the words you create..

    Cheers— Jen


  8. Ina says:

    Beautiful tribute to your father. He would have been so proud to read this!


  9. Ray says:

    Sweetheart, great words for a great man. I wish I was as gifted with words as you are. We both miss our dads very much, they are our new Guardian Angels.


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