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if i had one last minute Dad

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 My Husband Father left one afternoon on his plane , he was only 16 yrs old. His remains were not found for 9 moths , and for many years he has pain around, not being able to say goodbye.


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if i had one last minute Dad

  If I could tell you just one last thing 
  I would tell you Dad, I wish I had more time with you 
  you taught me how to stand tall , do things the right way 
  If I could tell you Dad , before you flew your plane that Day..

  You had asked me to go , and many times I wish I did .
  For my fate would be as yours and Friend , Death,  by a crash in the end.
  I think what was so hard for me Dad , is I always felt something special 
  This was only something you could give me Dad ,  no other ..
  
  Since you left September 4th , a bitter afternoon , not just losing you , myself  too.
  I lost you Dad, maybe I could have told you not to fly your plane that day..
  Or maybe you were just too good for this World , and could not stay ..
  For I have found many judgments in life , no one builds me up like you did .

  If I had just more minute , after your remains were discovered after 9 months 
  I would hold you , and tell you I love you , Please don't go , just stay with me.
  And still , I can't let go . If I could just free my soul.. Dad, if I had just one more minute .
 
  In Honor of "Thomas Francis Kelley " your proud Son , Mark L. Kelley, 
  wrote by; Shanity Rain. 
  I hope your playing Golf in Heaven so when I get there , we can play 9 holes.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:42:00 PM
    This is one of those poems which tugs at the reader's heartstrings! It's very emotional and almost too painful to read. A very heartfelt write and a nice tribute to your Dad! A wonderful poem, Shanity!...Many thanks for all of the great comments. I really do appreciate it! :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 12/2/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kelly , you are a gifted writer ! I love your writing , I wish I had more time too read ! Love , SR
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:20:00 PM
    This is beautiful and so so very sad. Brought a tear to my eye. I almost lost my Dad to cancer, and I can thankfully say he is still with me today. Losing him would be one of the hardest things I could go through. . . I lost my brother earlier this year and, to be honest I dont think I'll ever heal from it.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 12/2/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jay , losing a brother so young , is never expected, that pain is forever , will get better over time. Life can be painful , now your poem "Brother of the Quill " really is a masterpiece, and will be cherished , Love , SR
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 12:50:00 PM
    nine months. were going through a similar experience here on the soup.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/26/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Baby was my Grandchild. He is in Heaven now.
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/26/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am sorry , John iii , yet I know this is not even the right thing to say when I have lost someone I love, a Mom at 19 yrs old , & Father to a baby boy born for a minute. I wish you peace with this loss, I joined in August this year.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 9:04:00 PM
    great write felt your sadness,love the honor,think hes getting the clubs ready

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/7/2013 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Richard , I hope so !! That was a little joke about the other half .. Thank-you for reading , Love Shanity rain . I just wrote my 1st book "legalized Kidnapping " a true story and poetry as well :)
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:30:00 PM
    That was a tragic event in your husband's life..One event that can effect a person forever..I hope that he will be able to continue with good memories without the pain of such a loss..Enjoyed reading your work honoring a father-in-law that you never met..Thanks for the viisit to my page..Sara

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/4/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you very much Sara , My Husband Mark thanks you. I only hope to meet him in Heaven :) I believe he & I would have gotten along well ! Love, Shanity Rain.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 7:29:00 AM
    Excellent. Great tribute but very sad. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I sat down with Mark and asked him , of all nights , Halloween ..if you had one last minute , what would you say ? "
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Ravi , I appreciate all that read my writing !!
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 1:00:00 AM
    soupmail.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Andrea . Yes This was indeed written for Marks Dad , whom sadly met his fate in a plane crash on the way to Canada ..his remains found later . The Not knowing for him and the night terrors ..
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will go there now !
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 7:24:00 PM
    HOw interesting, I see you wrote this for another person whose picture is below in this comment list. That was so nice of you. A very heartfelt poem!

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    Date: 11/3/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    actually the 18 years I have known him , way before this ..he lost his dad at 16 yrs old.
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes , we are married !! He has been struggling with this loss for 18 years . Shanity Rain ~
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 2:23:00 PM
    heartfelt deep beautifully penned

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Liam , Our sweet Irish poet ;)
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:29:00 AM
    My first comment since getting back after 17 days---this is a heart breaker, but with the tears are so much love and so much hope and I know somehow that the Kellys will meet on the first tee for the beginning of many rounds! I lost my dad when I was 19--he was only 42--regret never knowing him as a man but will never forget him.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/3/2013 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is the sweetest response ! mark says Thank-you , and he is sorry for your loss as well.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:58:00 AM
    I can relate the feelings you have for your dad, my dad too very early and hardly lived with him for a few years, Shanity

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Doctor , you remind me of a Dr. that wrote a book and cassette, my friend Caroline & I used to meditate to , it was one of a man , young boy losing his dad , he witness right in front of him at 4 yrs old. He said he could have used that to go in a positive way or a destructive way .
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 3:18:00 AM
    - A fantastic good poem in honor to a dear dad. (Wish he could read it) - Whether we know that death approached, we are never ready to say goodbye. - Have a nice weekend, Shanity. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ok , Let's Hope my pic shows up now ! I have been having a problem ? Thank-you Anne Lise , It was written for Mark , below , he struggled and still with this. Death can be cruel to ones left behind :( ``` Love , your friend , Shanity .
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Honey, that will always be very special to me and my Dad, I know he is looking at us from where ever he is and he loves us unconditionally as he would when we was on this earth. I do believe God or whatever any one believes controls the universe takes people that ARE just too good for this sometimes mean world. I love you always and I thank you for taking the time to write about this. M

    kelley Avatar mark kelley
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    why is your profile pic showing up on my response ?? Really weird .. ok someone trick or treated last night ?
    kelley Avatar mark kelley
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know Mark. He will see you again , and you can say all you want to..
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Wow, very touching Yvette. Quite sad, but this is a great tribute. MC

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 10/31/2013 10:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you MC , for he never got to sat goodbye , not even at the gravesite , his siblings were taken , not him.