A Poem for my Dad

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  1. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    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
    Means 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. blue_grapefruit

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    This is so amazing. Made me cry xx
     
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    Absolutely beautiful BL:cry:

    Love Mini xxx
     
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    Wasn't expecting that when I went into this thread. Lost my dad 11 years ago suddenly and that's just how I feel. :cry:
     
  7. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Thank you ladies.

    I sure miss my dad - he was indeed my hero. Never a kinder, genlter soul walked this earth. ANd while its been 15 years - it feels like yesterday.

    I always get sentimental for him at Christmas. December is also his birth month and his death month, so its a very sentimental time all around.

    THanks for reading my poem. :)
     
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    Absolutely beautiful BL..xxx
     
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    thank you honey. :)

    xx
     
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    BL onlyjust seen your beautiful poem, hauntingly beautiful. I'm sorry to say I never had that kind of relationship with my Dad, but I do know he loved me and I came to love him again towards the end of his life once I could let go of the blame I felt towards him. One thing my weight loss journey has done is make me less judgemental of others and accept people for who they are.
     
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    Christ almighty!
    I didn't cry at my dad's funeral in august 2005 even when doing readings and singing and have had to be the strong one ever since as I'm most like Dad. But you have officially set me off.

    Absolutely beautiful, genuine and true. You should be very proud of yourself :) xxxx
     
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    ...bloody hell, his favourite song has just come on the radio. Things like that makes sure you know like you said in your poem :) xxx
     
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    Hi Chipstick

    I'm sorry you lost your dad too, and that a lot of burden has been left on you :(....but good on you for taking on the roll.

    I am glad you liked the poem, and that it touched you. Thank you very muc.

    It is indeed interesting when things like this, like the song, occur. It's comforting to know they are around us, when they can be. :)

    xx
     
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    I feel lost for words, this is just beautiful!! just beautiful!!
     
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    bronski Anything But Ordinary

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    A wonderful dedication to your dad, sweetheart! It's always hard to lose a parent; you don't get over it, you just learn to live with it every day.

    Thank you for posting, it's absolutely lovely!

    Bron
     
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    Thank you ladies. Its true, you never get over it...just learn to hide it and keep it in its proper place. Grief's a tricky thing, ay?

    xx
     
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    bronski Anything But Ordinary

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    You're right there, missus. Grief is an awful thing to bare, but in a weird way, it makes us stronger and shapes us as people.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    Bron
     
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