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IN MEMORY TO MY FATHER

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This poem is in honour to my father who passed away at the young age of 43 years of age. I was taken away by my mother and only had intermittent times over my life. when I turned 16 I went a lived with him for a short time in that time we bonded as if never parted. he became an alcoholic and died from the damage it caused. He was known by everyone (and that was a lot) as Uncle Al the kids pal
forever remembered for such a short life


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IN MEMORY TO MY FATHER

written 23rd Oct 1997

So long I needed to visit
 but my heart didn't listen
Letting you know how much "I love you so"
 is now something, you will never ever know

Now that you are gone
 I know I waited to long
If I could just have that one more chance
 I would never treat it as just another glance

Now, you have become my biggest memory
 for you have gone, to a place I can not see
Knowing that we will never again touch
 makes me miss you, so very much

My children are still to young
 to wonder why pop hasn't rung
My heart is now empty
 for you, it always had plenty

I really do need to have you back
 you were the "only one, who saw me back
I know deep down inside
 you love me, more than words could describe

For it is only now, that I realise why you didn't want me around
 you knew how "painful it would have been, to watch you drown
But, as long as I am still alive
 you too, will continue to survive

For I will always be your darling little Denise
 who hopes, you forever rest in peace

                    ALLAN THOMAS HOLMES
                1st June 1954- 22nd Oct 1997

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:37:00 PM
    Denise, .:-) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the HOME PAGE.... always~ LINDA

    Hopkins Avatar Denise Hopkins
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you... I have re-written this poem not so long ago now my writing has matured with a lot of help from other soupers. I'm slowly upgrading my work