A christmas poem for my Dad

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  1. Blonde Logic

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    I just found this in my docs. I had meant to post this at Christmas but forgot!! ANyway, there were a fair few of us missing our dads, so I thought I would share. I'm no Shakespeare, but the sentiment is true. :eek:



    Today I saw you smile at me
    Through an old mans eyes
    It’s clever how you do that trick
    And catch me by surprise

    And Christmas Morning,
    I found a shell
    At my feet while at the sea
    It didn’t take me long to know
    You were standing there with me

    A seashell here, a feather there
    A cold and windy day
    A rainbow in a sunless sky
    Mean you have passed my way

    So long ago you said goodbye
    But how was I to know
    Those words would be the last I heard
    You knew. How did you know?

    If only, maybe, for a moment
    I could hear your voice again
    It’d be the sweetest sound I’d know
    And I’d pray it never end

    I’ve come so far since you’ve been gone
    Though it feels like yesterday
    Days to weeks,
    To months to years
    Since you went away

    My life has changed in many ways
    There’s been a lot tears,
    But I wish that you could see me now,
    I’m healed. There’s no more fear.

    So now I look in other places ,
    And see you in different ways
    It’s not the same, it does not compare
    It couldn’t - that’s no surprise

    Until we meet again dear dad,
    I’ll be patient, I will try,
    Hoping for a glimpse of you
    Smiling through an old man’s eyes
     
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  3. AG1981

    AG1981 Gold Member

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    That's really good and so true.

    I lost my Dad just over 2 years ago (Aged 48) He is an amazing man and I worshipped him.
    Still haven't even began to accept it but I take great comfort in similar things, like smelling something that reminds me of him, or laughing at things I know he would have enjoyed. I also laugh at myself when I do something stupid and know he's sat watching me laughing along.

    Thanks for posting that, it's really made me smile.
    :)
     
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    Thats beautiful BL
     
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    thats bought tears to my eyes, its lovely
    daisy x
     
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    thats lovely BL, makes me think of the song Dance with my father by Luther Van Dross.
     
  7. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    THanks guys. I have heard OF that song, but never HEARD the song H. Maybe I will go have a listen on youtube. :)
     
  8. Blonde Logic

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    Oh my god H. As if I haven't been crying enough already this morning.;) That reallllly got to me.

    My god, what a beautiful song!!! I can't believe I have never heard that, thought to be honest, that is the first time I have heard LVD that I know of anyway - never have had any of his music. MIght change that - what a lovley voice he has!

    Thanks for that. I think. lol
     
  9. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I like that poem a lot LS> Thanks for sharing it. :)
     
  10. annaphylactic

    annaphylactic Guess who's back...?

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    Thanks BL... just got through the first anniversary - never easy... stunning poem... will pass on to my bro and sis if that's ok? x

    Wasn't so sure about the song - a bit gushy for me and not very well arranged... but then I still have a lot of anger and things to work through... thanks for the heads up though Huseyin.

    A xx
     
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    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    THanks Anna....I am glad you are OK. It does take time to work through whatever emotions were left. It will happen. And of course you can share the poem. :)

    x
     
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