When Will The Grief End

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I am thinking about you today Dad, but that is not new, I think of you everyday, you are always in my heart and soul. Dad, you were a simple man but a great man, you never hurt another human being and were kind to all; you taught me many things along my journey, things like to do my best always, to leave something the right way, that to back down in a fight is not weakness but strength . . . and that life is like chapters in a book. I recall so well the day the call came from the hospital, Mom said come, and I knew in my soul I would not make it in time and didn't. I held your hands, your work is over now I remember thinking, Mom was not well and could not manage any preparations; so I did it all, it was not easy for a young girl to arrange her Dad's funeral, I went into the basement of the funeral home to pick your coffin my heart shattered, and there was your voice telling me to have strength . . . I stood weeping as they lowered you into the ground. I go often to visit you Dad with yellow roses because yellow was a color you liked, and I brush the moss and leaves from your forever stone. Oh, Dad is it possible that you are mere words deep engraved, that all I have left is a broken heart and your inspiring words, but perhaps I am lucky to have had such a wonderful Dad, who taught me about life and about nature and wildlife . . . . someone asked me, when will you stop grieving, the answer, never. thank you for being my Dad for all those perfect years. _______________ July 16, 2017 Elegy/When Will The Grief End Copyright Protected, ID 920850

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Date: 7/19/2017 1:16:00 PM
Sad and uplifting at the same time. How lucky we are to have memories to sustain us. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 7/17/2017 5:56:00 AM
What a beautiful Elegy my friend! You have made your father proud by this sentimental piece in his honor! I loved every inspiring word within this poem! What a fabulous write! Great Work!!
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Date: 7/16/2017 2:42:00 PM
Beautiful sentiments! How hard that was for you. And how wonderful that you were blessed with him. Hugs xx Kim
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Date: 7/16/2017 2:19:00 PM
What a moving tribute to your Dad. Tears well in my eyes.
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Date: 7/16/2017 2:36:00 PM
Elizabeth thank you for the comment, I guess I was just missing Dad today~