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I Miss You

My dearest, sweet Daddy
I wish Australia wasn't so far away!
I can't just "pop over" to say hello
England is on the other side of the world
For one thing there's the cost
If the subject of money wasn't an issue
I'd be winging my way to you now!
When you told me you had Alzheimer's
I died a little that day
And what scares me so much, Daddy
Is when you won't know who I am
There are so many precious memories
That I hold in my treasure chest
Like the time you placed me
And my brother Scott
In a wired waste bin in Camperdown Park!
The reason for this strange action?
To make an unusual photograph
It certainly was funny
We peered at you through diamond shaped slats
Set against a brilliant smooth blanket of snow
I remember clinging on to your strong back
As I faced my fear of the swimming pool
You were my tower of strength, my refuge
As the water began to encompass me
And when the terror of the gasmask
Consumed me at the Dentist's Office
You went in first, to assuage my panic
There was no need for your check up
Then years later, when my appendix was removed
And the phobia gripped my very soul
You came to the anaesthetic room
Calming and soothing me as I drifted off
The clever things you made with your hands
The doll's house, ambulance and gurney
And the bust of Winston Churchill and car
Both fashioned completely out of sand!
Not forgetting the giant Queen of Hearts A-Board
And the washing machine hat 
With "Brain washing" written on the top!
I cherished your words of wisdom
And you wiped away my tears
When I grieved for my husband 
Also in the throws of Alzheimer's
Can you wipe away my tears now, Daddy
As I pen these words to you?
I need another of your cozy cuddles
And some more words of wisdom
I love you ever so much
And I need to save up all my pennies
To wing my way back to you
Before you forget who I am...
Your loving daughter, Diane

Copyright © Diane Forth-Eglon

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  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:32:00 AM
    This is so touching.You are sure missing him very much.I also miss my Dad.

    Forth-Eglon Avatar Diane Forth-Eglon
    Date: 6/21/2012 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So sorry to hear that Kash. Has he gone to Sleep? May God comfort you.
  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:47:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 6:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Diane. May your poetry bring inspiration to others as they read it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 5:47:00 AM
    Congrats Diane on "I Miss You" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 8:11:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight... hope your time on Soup will be fun and filled with sharing with luv...

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 12:34:00 PM
    Sad and touching poem on your father with Alzheimer's disease, Diane

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 12:21:00 PM
    It's a touching poem. My father had Alzheimer's disease and died in 1993. In reaction, I became serious about my writing. At least somethng good came out of it. I like to see a poem about Alheimer's disease every now and then