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That January Day

You loved me, this I know
but then you had to go
and things were never quite the same again

On that January day
I kind of lost my way
and those thoughts and feelings just elude my pen

I was but eleven
when you went off to heaven
it was quite a jarring lesson at that age

And now 40 years have passed
since the day I saw you last
when I learned the hard way I must turn the page

You know, I miss you dad
and I would be so glad
if only I could see you once again

When I finally come your way
I’ve a world of things to say
All those feelings once elusive to my pen


© Mike Wise
1/23/17

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/23/2019 3:13:00 PM
This poem is very relatable. This was a wonderful read. :)
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Michael Wise
Date: 1/23/2019 3:29:00 PM
Thank u Makenlee. :)
Date: 1/23/2019 12:41:00 PM
A lovely tribute to a father who no doubt watches you from his catbird seat, proud of your poetry, Michael.
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Michael Wise
Date: 1/23/2019 1:32:00 PM
Lovely sentiments Caren, thank u! :)
Date: 1/23/2019 9:05:00 AM
A very touching poem. I am sorry to hear of your loss and I know it will be wonderful to see him again :) Well expressed and written !
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Michael Wise
Date: 1/23/2019 9:34:00 AM
Many thanks to you Heidi. Yeah, this day brings good and sad memories. Lost him 42 years ago today, which also happens to be my oldest brother's birthday as well.