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Words that Haunt

Dad, it’s been eight years now And still, I miss you so, I remember the last words You said to me, I cannot let them go. You were always moody Especially when you were ill,Dad, it’s been eight years now And still, I miss you so, I remember the last words You said to me, I cannot let them go. You were always moody Especially when you were ill, But those last words You shouted and haunt me still. Dearest Daddy, every day I see your face, Even at ninety-three, Only faint lines gave the look of lace. I miss you so much, Dad More than you’ll ever know, Yet every day I hear your voice, And the words, that hurt me so. I know you didn’t mean to shout, That you were afraid of dying, But Dad, I couldn’t believe You were leaving, I couldn’t help, crying. Living fifteen hundred miles away, Life was difficult, filled with sorrow; But remember this, my dearest Dad, You’ll forever be my hero. You shouted like you did in my youth, A reminder of days gone by I understand that moment of pain, As only a daughter could sigh. I’ll never forget you, Dad, I cry myself to sleep, The nights are so lonely, And your haunting words, I keep. But those last words You shouted and haunt me still. Dearest Daddy, every day I see your face, Even at ninety-three, Only faint lines gave the look of lace. I miss you so much, Dad More than you’ll ever know, Yet every day I hear your voice, And the words, hurt me so. I know you didn’t mean to shout, That you were afraid of dying, But Dad, I couldn’t believe You were leaving, I couldn’t help, crying. Living fifteen hundred miles away, Life was difficult, filled with sorrow; But remember this, my dearest Dad, You’ll forever be my hero. You shouted like you did in my youth, A reminder of days gone by I understand that moment of pain, As only a daughter could sigh. I’ll never forget you, Dad, I cry myself to sleep, The nights are so lonely, And your haunting words, I keep.

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Date: 1/24/2023 2:12:00 AM
yes, heartfelt poetic expression
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Date: 1/24/2023 12:31:00 AM
My heartfelt condolences
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Date: 10/26/2022 9:54:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this. Welcome to Poetry Soup. I welcome you with the love of the Lord, expressed by John 3:16 of the Bible, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." God bless you.
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