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A Talk With Dad

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A Talk With Dad

Hi Dad, I guess we all will see our time and all will pass
Sometimes I lie awake and cry, longing for another chance
So much I never said, so often I said too much
Once in a while i'll drive by where Grandma's house was
Stop and reminisce awhile
Wonder what Mom's childhood was like in that old farm house
Remember you saying how you loved the place
Talking about how you walked all those miles to see Mom
At night the sounds of crickets and the truck traffic miles away on 54
Fourth of July gathering on the back porch and in the yard, beer on tap
Burnt fingers holding sparklers at night, Grandma's cooking
Old Jack barking and howling, uncles throwing horse shoes
Kids playing baseball in the grass between Grandma's and Chick's place
Did we lose the Utopia we dreamed about, never recognizing it
What I'd give to take you for a ride again, through your old haunts
Caught up in the nostalgia of your childhood and mine.
Times were tougher, times were better, Paradise lost.
You measured riches in family, friends and neighbors
Somewhere, somehow the present generation lost that
Seems as I got older, you got wiser,  couldn't see it as a child 
Never said I love you, Dad often enough
Never said thank you, Dad for the lessons on life and living
Got to go now, i'll say a prayer for you and mom
Who knows, maybe we'll find that peace within us
That we had growing up and you were here.

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Reading this reminded me a bit of my own past. You have pervasive descriptiveness in this write.

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 12:38:00 AM
    I really felt this one Vince..) God bless you now...!

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 12:02:00 AM
    Vince, I do believe that the original song was done by "HARRY Belifonte"Respectfully kenny

  1. Date: 12/11/2011 10:34:00 PM
    Vince, What a Wonderful Poem. I agree with Chef's comment. I Thank-You for your Prayers and concerns for Chef's Health. He is a changed man. His Eyes have life again, his hands still shake but not as before. He will be home Dec.20 I am so impressed with You and his Poetry Family. I see why he Loves all of YOU. I want to join POETRYSOUP but I am Computer Illiterate.You are very special to Chef, even though he has not wrote to you in awhile but he will , promise kenny

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 10:50:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 9:32:00 AM
    Your love for your dad is so evident in this write Vince, one of the lucky ones who has so many memories and that could learn so many life lessons from their father.. Really enjoyed this personal gem of yours.. Hope your Sunday is a great one ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Dear Vince, Superb Write of Heartfelt Memories What a Grand reunion It will be when YOU see YOUR MOM and DAD again I envy YOU Hope All is Well with YOU and YOURS Sorry about not writing for so Long with LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry ( HG )

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 2:57:00 AM
    A fine, heartfelt piece. Obviously a deeply personal write, but one that many readers will be able to at once identify with. All things must pass, as they say, but at least we still have our memories. Regards, Robert.

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 7:06:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “I Love It When I Find This Hearts Jewels My Dear Precious & Priceless Vincent! * It Does Seem As Though Time Ebbs & Flows From Generation to Generation Amid Sooo Many Different Lights & Colours & So On & So Forth But, Love, Withstands The Test of It All *^_^* Beautiful Painting My Friend!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *