Remembering Dad on his birthday

Remembering Dad on his birthday

Missing you over the years

You gave us a lot and we thanked you

Celebrating along with our tears

Greeting you no matter where you were

And you showed us how to love

We thanked you and you gave us a lot

So generous and all of above

We know you were always there for us

Remembering you, our Dad

You gave us a lot and we thanked you

Your memories, they’re all what we had*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

  • The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
  • The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
  • Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
  • Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
  • The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.