LAPD is so much better than LASD – Your mantra for 36 years
You were dedicated and loyal – And you loved your career
Mom was a Deputy Sheriff – Retiring a short time ago
But in our house she rules – Not worrying about your male ego!!
You were a wonderful father – And we learned a lot from you
Ego, sarcasm & mouthing off – To name just a few
You love to intimidate – Especially if it’s a house guest
When it comes to watering your lawn – For that, you never rest!!
For all of your bluster – Out of you I can still get a rise
Explaining what you taught us – To most it’s no surprise
How to drink, party and intimidate – Then to charm and deny it all
Dad, do I see you blushing – Just like you, I like to appall!!
You live for the excitement of sports – Being the Raiders number one fan
Also in love with the Lakers – You’ve been a fanatic since my life began
It gets a little frustrating – When we bring home a date
And you quiz them about sports – The uninformed ones you actually hate!!
In case you don’t know it Dad – I’m over thirty years old
When you first meet a new date – Don’t you think it a little bold
To intimidate them with Jeopardy and Scrabble – Or a geography question or two
I know you’re not going to change – I could talk till I turned blue!!
We do have fun, don’t we – I love you from the bottom of my heart
You’ve been a great dad and role model – Besides, your pretty smart
So I hope you enjoy retirement – And collecting that pension you earned
As far as me getting married – Please, don’t get overly concerned!!