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My friend’s father died today
No idea, what to say
I imagine what she feels
Through her words, this man is real

‘My Da passed away this morning……………….’
My thoughts are sitting with her, mourning………………: (

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  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Quiet often in times such as these your mere presence is a comfort, enjoyed your verse xxx

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 9:21:00 AM
    Touching write...

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 8:10:00 AM
    Beautiful free verse. No matter how many wakes I go to, I still never know what to say. "I'm sorry for your loss" seems such a cliche. Keep writing!

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 5:28:00 AM
    Bless him !!!And bless you,David - OXOX love from me to you.

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 11:53:00 PM
    I can empathize - I lost my father this past year, also. Doesn't matter how old you are or how old they are - a parent's passing requires friends to help you get by. Nice write, David.