an Actor, Comedian, Published Poet, and father of 3 wonderful kids, Jayson, Jessica, and Lindsey. He grew up in McMinnville, Oregon then eventually settled in Tigard, Oregon.
In Drama, he achieved over 1,000 hours of stage time and was awarded the Honor Thespian Award from the Thespian Society. He went on to study Radio and T.V. Broadcasting then left for a life in the Emergency Medical field. Theatrically, he has acted in commercials, various television series, and some movie extra work.
In October, Jay’s life took a turn for the worse and he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Despite the loss of his right kidney, he gained a stronger faith in God and His ability to heal. His wife Vicki, is his anchor.
Jay’s over 1,200 poems are inspired by God’s love and spirit. He also had a book published as a gift from a thankful prisoner on Death Row who received poems from Jay regarding forgiveness and God’s love.
The following poem was inspired by the love a dad has for his daughter whose hand is about to be given away in marriage . This poem is to his daughter who he gave away to a wonderful, caring, and loving man.
My Little One
My Little One All Grown Up Now,
I just want you to know
wherever your life takes you,
my heart shall also go.
When we learned that you were coming,
it was a wonderful night!
But little did I know, my child,
you’d become my guiding light.
We held you and we raised you,
kissing life’s pains away;
but now there’ll be another
starting with your wedding day.
So go into the world, my Girl
and chase all the joy you can.
Just remember you’re still mine,
I’m just sharing you with Your man.
I wish you all life’s happiness, love,
though now it’s with another.
But always remember–never forget,
No one will ever love you..
As I can, I will Always Be ,
Your Daddy and The One ,
That Gave away Your Hand
To A Loving caring Man.
I know the Hurt is Still there
When Mom Went Home for Better care
She is Now In Heaven Pleased as I’m
For the Choices you Made
to spend a Lifetime with this Wonderful Man.
I love you and Always Will Your the Last One to Leave
But the Door will always be Open for You
Cause that’s What Dads Do When They Really Love you !!
Name: Jay Mather
Lives in: Tualatin, Oregon
Unique traits: Able to Adapt to Various Situations . Having a Emergency Medical Background and also Have the Ability to write poems based on the need or want of the person requesting poem. I've done many poems for people that were Hurting deeply and lost a loved One . As well as People that were Dying from death row to terminal Cancer.
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