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There lies my heart,
          Quite ragged, torn -
               My father passed
     This brumal morn ...

How ruthless came
          This face of death,
               Warm on my cheek,
     His last, soft breath ...

Yet blessed, was I,
          Thru grand design,
               To walk him home,
     His hand ... in mine ...

Oh treasure, sweet,
          The folks you love -
               Too brief the flame,
     Burns life, thereof.





I love you, Dad ... I'll never know a better man, in every sense of the word.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/30/2019 5:41:00 PM
Beautiful bittersweet poem. May the Lord comfort you as you grieve.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:18:00 AM
That's is very kind of you, Juliet, and I am so thankful that you took time to leave these words of sympathy and comfort. Blessings. <3
Date: 10/28/2019 2:11:00 PM
This is sad! So sorry! This is such a good poem! Great job!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:17:00 AM
I'm so pleased you liked it, Natalyn, and I thank you so very much for the sweet words and comments. Blessings, my friend. <3
Date: 10/27/2019 10:25:00 PM
So sad and sorry for your loss. It is hard to grieve. God bless you and be with you, Gina
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:16:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Regina, that is kind of you, and I so appreciate your words of sympathy. Blessings. <3
Date: 10/27/2019 3:54:00 PM
My sincerest condolences, Gregory. Your poem is a beautiful tribute. A FAVE for me.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:15:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Line, that is very sweet of you. Blessings. <3
Date: 10/27/2019 12:41:00 PM
Hi Greg, so sorry to hear the sad news, he was a good man as you say. My deepest condolences dear poet!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:15:00 AM
Many kind thanks, Brother, it is much appreciated ... I so wished to hear those words I longed for my whole life: "I am proud of you, Son", but alas, that is not to be. Life goes on, as mine must - he loved me in his way, and I am thankful for that. Blessings. <3
Date: 10/27/2019 11:21:00 AM
Something jiggled my senses to look into the soup today, and I see this. Greg, my thoughts and sympathies are with you. I sincerely hope you can take some small measure of comfort in knowing what is to come for your Dad.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/1/2019 12:13:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dear Lin, for these kind words of comfort and for putting it in the correct perspective ... my heart will never heal, but he is where he belongs now and no longer suffering - body or mind. Blessings to you, My Friend. <3