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You don't even look back

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You don't even look back

You don’t even look back, as I stand here in the rain,
I can see your shoulders shake as you walk towards the train, 
In-my-mind I see your mother, your walk, your hair the same,
But it’s you this time who’s leaving, will I see you again.
And even today as you walk away my mind is starting to fade,
I have to face the fact that that won’t change, 
Even if you had stayed.

I remember when you took your first unsteady little step.
Tiny shoes that gave you freedom I never told you that I kept,
Your first time on the school bus or the dollhouse that you wrecked,
And all those times that you got hurt, I hugged you as you wept.

At mealtimes as you grew older I would ask you to say grace,
I remember when I taught you how to tie your lace,
When you told me of your first love, the glow upon your face,           
Some past events I can remember, new memories I misplace.
But even today as you walk away these memories are starting to fade,  
I know I’ll eventually lose them all, 
Even if you had stayed.

You’ve been leaving me, little by little, I’ve known it for some time,
I didn’t want to tell you nor show any outward sign,
I didn’t want to see your pain, or you to witness mine,
I’d like to hold on to the memories, ’till I see you again. 
So someday when you do return and come to visit me,
Will you look at me with tears in your eyes,
And ask, - Daddy can you remember me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 3/21/2017 12:46:00 AM
What a wonderful write!! Amazingly penned!! Myraid memories?? a FAV
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Date: 3/20/2017 2:55:00 PM
Wonderful poem on memories :)
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Date: 3/20/2017 1:54:00 PM
Wow! Beautifully done!!
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Date: 3/20/2017 8:14:00 AM
A beautifully written and exceptionally touching poem John.
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Date: 1/8/2017 3:51:00 PM
Beautiful poem, well done on capturing great emotions and message within your ballad. Look forward to reading more of your work.
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