To Dad

                                            On Fatherís Day


I like to watch those men at old age

Who regard the youth as in the ripe stage;

Though already passed the green years,

They still can give them multiple cheers.


I admire the wrinkled forehead of my Dad

Furrowed by the difficulties of life you had;

Your eye beam expresses your brilliance,

Looking at unwise children with tolerance.


I cherish your worn shoulders that I embrace;

Tired of so many heavy burdens in your place

You still squeeze out your narrow measure

Indulging descendants, memories to treasure.


I appreciate under your direction with sanity 

Your leading us into intellect and humanity.

And I love million times, Dad, your laughter,

Eye beam, forehead, nowadays and hereafter.


Translation by THANH-THANH