A Father’s Day Poem

June 16th, 2013 · 22 comments

Deborah in Townsville, Australia says her 9-year-old son, Connor, made this card for her husband, a keen cyclist. “Clearly, Connor is aware of the inherently risky nature of cycling,” Deborah says. “Either that or the word ‘dead’ just rhymed well.”

Dad you are great at sport. You always support. But when it is time to go to bed I always just pray your [sic] not dead.

related: My Dad weighs 15 pounds, does not have a job, and likes to wear shirts.

FILED UNDER: Australia · Father-son notes · kids · Moms & Dads · pure poetry


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  • #1   Snowflame

    At least he prays he’s *not* dead, right? I feel it could have been far worse.

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   H for Toy

      I suppose it’s also better than “I hope the compliments don’t go to your head.”

      Jun 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   H for Toy

      Or, “That’s what she said.”

      Jun 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Geek Goddess

      “At least his family’s well fed”

      Jun 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   H for Toy

      Ain’t love a kick in the head?

      Jun 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Henry

    Well, at least until he goes snooping through the family filing cabinet and finds out about the million dollar life insurance policy his Mom took out on dear old Dad.

    Jun 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup

    The rhyme is pretty cute, especially coming from a small child…however the risk of death become far more real when we take into consideration that this family apparently lives in the city of Townsville

    Jun 17, 2013 at 1:57 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   RCat

      Shouldn’t you three be trying to curtail that risk?

      Jun 17, 2013 at 11:38 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Barbara

      Nah, the Power Puff Girls will make sure a monster doesn’t eat Daddy while he’s out cycling.

      Jun 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   redheadwglasses

    In 2nd or 3rd grade, a classmate’s mother was very ill and in the hospital. We were asked to make “get well/thinking of you” cards for her for classmate to take them to the hospital to cheer up her mom.

    WheN I got home that day, I described the card I made to my mom. It had a hill on the front, with a pretty sunset just behind the hill, and at the top of the hill is a tombstone. When you open the card, it says ‘Hope you don’t end up here.” My mom told me that it was important that I get the card back the next day and make a new one.

    NExt day at school, I told the teacher that my mom said I need to make a new card for Brenda’s mom. Teacher pulled them out, found my card, looked at it, and said that yes, I should make a new card for friend’s mom.

    I sorta wish I’d never spoken up as to what I drew on the card.

    Jun 17, 2013 at 9:49 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   H for Toy

      It would depend on the mother’s emotional state and sense of humor. Right now, with nothing but a little case of the sniffles to bother me, I think that’s hilarious, and it would totally brighten my day, coming from a 2nd or 3rd grader! If I were really in danger of ending up there, my outlook may be different. I hope I’d still retain my sense of humor.

      Jun 17, 2013 at 10:01 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   redheadwglasses

      Yeah, it’s forgiveable coming from a 7/8yo kid. But does that mean I can’t send the same card NOW, at 45?

      Jun 17, 2013 at 11:56 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   H for Toy

      Probably better not risk it, unless the sunset hill is exactly what you’re hoping for, for that particular person.

      Jun 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   The Elf

      I think I’d find the tombstone card pretty hilarious even if I had a terminal illness. I’ve got a horribly morbid sense of humor……

      Jun 18, 2013 at 8:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   redheadwglasses

    I did tell my mom that I was going to frame my brother for her murder . She said he told her he wasn’t going to tell me when she dies. (Luckily, my family can joke about that stuff. Like when she asks if I want her THomas Kincaid crap art, I just say no thanks, leave it to my brother in the will.)

    Jun 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   KittenPlaysTheViolin

    Hate to say it, but I don’t find this funny or passive-aggressive at all. I just don’t get it. I guess he could thank god that his dad’s not dead. Seems stupid, sorry.

    Jun 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Amelia

      So the last line strikes you as a completely normal and not at all unusually morbid end to a Fathers Day card?

      Jun 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Beatus Mongous

    I’m very disappointed at the bike drawing of a 9-year-old. It looks terrible. I know not all kids are artists, but one would think the drawing would be a tad bit better than that.

    And this isn’t PA at all. It’s cute, but not PA.

    Jun 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   redheadwglasses

      I wonder if the bike was drawn under duress.

      Jun 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Beatus Mongous

      Ah, I didn’t think of that. You may be correct.

      Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   mojacardave

      I’m honestly not sure I could draw a better bike than that myself. Bikes are tricky. The proportions are way off, but the basic structure is more or less right!

      Also – how many “this isn’t really passive aggressive” comments do we need to wade through on a daily basis? That’s just the name of the site: the page header makes it pretty clear that not all these notes are passive aggressive.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 4:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Nope

    You’re*…yes I went there…

    Jun 18, 2013 at 9:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     

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