Goodnight Dad

abbie By abbie, 11th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Remembering my father on what would have been his 83rd birthday, written in the days following coming home from his funeral.

Goodnight Dad

From my unpublished collection-Pieces Unfinished. This piece is one of many mostly untitled, in my efforts to sort through the onslaught of emotions. Happy Birthday, Dad

As the sun pulls through the clouds, leaving streaks of red
I see you
All I see is you.
It is morning.
And I am heading home
In the parting clouds, you are all I feel.
Afternoon and I am waiting.
Through the smoke of my cigarette, I am touching you
In the hush of evening
My tears falling through the empty house
I hear you…

Goodnight Dad.


Grief, Loss, Loss Of A Parent, Remembrance

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Born and raised in the Midwest; poet, mother wife

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2014 (#)

Deep emotions well expressed - siva

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author avatar abbie
12th Apr 2014 (#)

thank you

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author avatar vandana7
12th May 2014 (#)

You made me cry and frankly I am dreading that moment because my father is about 80.

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author avatar vellur
12th May 2014 (#)

Beautifully expressed.

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author avatar abbie
12th May 2014 (#)

Thank you for reading

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