Tributes

Tributes

A tribute can be required to mark an occasion such as an anniversary or birthday, or to celebrate somebody who has recently passed. This is a tribute we put together for a beautiful man who was much loved by his family.

Our Gentle Patriarch

With no money or English

Came a beautiful man

Over the seas

To an unfamiliar land

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Such a hard time

Making his way

Persistence and hope

Got him through the days

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A man of few words

With a beautiful heart

Memories becoming blurred

Of our gentle patriarch

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Wanted to work

Had nothing to lose

Scored some hard labour

Ruined his good shoes

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Met his true love

She was only fifteen

Asked for her hand

And made her his queen

* * *

Always beautiful words

From this loving heart

Memories becoming blurred

Of our gentle patriarch

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Had seven children

Only five made it home

A shadow remained

Of two daughters never known

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From five came so many

Our own little clan

An incredible legacy

For an incredible man

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A man of few words

With an incredible heart

Memories becoming blurred

Of our gentle patriarch

* * *

A face round and brown

And with sparkling eyes

He delighted this grandchild

Until the day that he died

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A man of few words

With a beautiful heart

Memories coming back now

Of our gentle patriarch

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If you would like a tribute created for somebody you love, contact Kate for a no obligation chat and quote: kate@oysterfork.com.au or 0421 068 867