Archive for November, 2014

60 years ago

Now it’s been 60 years ago today my dad passed away. Sad but true. I always remember the day each year. I was 3 1/2.

I found this poem; I didn’t write it.

Still Missing You After All These Years

I was only eight years old
When mom told me had you died.
I didn’t fully know what it meant.
I felt numb, but I still cried.

I didn’t know how big a hole
your passing would leave.
I didn’t understand how much loneliness
I was about to receive.

Broken heart monument
As the years have gone by,
I’ve forgotten a few things,
Like the sound of your voice,
And how your laughter used to ring.

I can’t remember exactly what
It was like when you held me,
But I do remember it left me with
A feeling of warmth and security.

My first birthday spent without you
Was hardest after you were gone.
That first Christmas just wasn’t the same,
And it remains so as the years go on.

There have been thousands of times
When I’ve wished you were still here,
To celebrate all of my joys,
And help me calm my fear.

I’ve spent more of my life without you
Than with you, I’m sad to say.
But I want you to know I still love you,
And I think about you every day.

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