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Dad I wish I could make the hurt go away. I wish I could tell you it will be ok. It breaks my heart when I see you now, So weak and vulnerable is not who you are. When you look in the mirror you question everything you see, No longer do you look like dad to me. Your perfect smile is now in disarray Your hearing is slowly starting to fade away. The weight loss is starting to show. With eyes of loneliness and hurt I have only seen you cry once before Nothing prepared me for what I saw. When you broke down by the car, Your witty zip has left your vessel, Your light is slowly burning out. I am sorry for all I did growing up. I know you just wanted the best. I wonder now if I pushed you away, To a place where we are today. As a child you are blinded by the world I never realized God’s love. Please don’t be afraid take God’s hand He will help you win the fight. He will show you the love you need to survive. He will protect you through the night.

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  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:26:00 AM
    omw Cory :(... i can so relate to this piece. Dad had suffered for 14 years been quadriplegic until the time came when we had to be strong and tell him to let go :(.... Thank You for This...

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Hi Cory, Congratulations with your awesome winning free verse poem... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:24:00 PM
    very moving and heartfelt, congrats on your win in the contest :)

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:54:00 AM
    nostalgic and beautiful, cory..my sweet congrats!..:)

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:22:00 AM
    this is sad and touching, Cory. Long time no see. How have you been?

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Nice write and it touched me to the core. Congrats and thanks for submitting to my contest.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:14:00 PM
    I'm so sorry for what your dad is going through. This must be so difficult for you sweetie. If you need any support, I'm a soupmail away. Your friend always, Gail God bless.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 11:58:00 AM
    What a sad write based on such a horrible disease! If I am correct this sounds like Alzheimer's Disease! I'm lucky that our family doesn't have a history of this disease, so maybe we all won't get this terrible thing! Your poem is simply wonderful Cory, Great Work!!