Homepage
About Caroline
Book of Memories
Videos
Letter from Caroline
Tours
Joyce Grenfell Tour
Gracie Fields Tour
Gracie Photos
Glamorous Nights
With a Smile...
Music
Poetry
Photographs
Photographs TV
Photographs 2018
Photographs 2017
Photographs 2016
Photographs 2015
Photographs 2014
Photographs 2013
Photographs 2012
Photographs 2011
Photographs 2010
Photographs 2009
Photographs 2008
Reviews
Contact Caroline
Links
Site Map

Caroline Fields - Poetry

A Tribute to John

The sun shone quietly throughout the day.
A fitting tribute one might say.
The snowdrop bowed it's pure white head,
Signifying the life he led.
He said My Dad he'd like to be
When first we met in '73.

My own was not the best of men,
He took his place. I thanked him. Then
Our Daughter too gained from his heart
He taught her well. He played his part.
A grandfather she'd never known.
A granddaughter he called his own.

His kindness, His goodness, all shone through
The heart of this man. An architect, who
Would make us laugh most every day -
With funny things he'd do and say.
He never once thought 'bout himself.
He gave his all, his life, his wealth.

He always gave - he never took.
A religious 'seeker' - went by the 'book'
I found a card when he was gone
With these few words he'd scribbled on.
''Krishna says;- 'As long as you live
Never to take - but always to give.' ''

He never presumed, not even with time,
Never called unanounced, come rain or come shine!
Always so shy, he shunned company,
Except for ourselves and his own family.
His Mother. His Cousins all loved him too.
He repaid their love with loyalty true.

His singing voice was rather good,
We sang on stage. He understood
That I must have the final 'say'
On programme, venue, oh, yes - and pay!
His confidence grew in leaps and bounds,
As up and down country we'd 'gig' around.

To help anyone was always his aim.
Then ill-health struck. It was such a shame.
It affected him badly - filled him with dread,
When finally 'it' raised it's head -
''Not long for this world'' he calmly said.
And then resigned himself to death!

So then, at last, in crept the end.
A sudden loss - A wonderful friend.
He would have laughed at the way he went,
From a Number Nine bus to heaven was sent!
We think of him often - I hope he knows
We'll meet some day - As the saying goes.

From Caroline to John
A staunch friend, confidante and singing partner



Go back a page
Tel: 0113 2886393. Mobile: 07836 747730. Email: cfields237@btinternet.com Bowshaws, Rawden Hill, Arthington, LS21 1PS
| Homepage || About Caroline || Tours || Joyce Grenfell Tour || Gracie Fields || Gracie Fields Tour | | Gracie Photos |
| Photographs | | Music || Poetry || Reviews || Contact Caroline || Links || Site Map |