my dad died last week....

bonnie_2006February 3, 2008

Dad

by Judy Burnette

Dad...so many images come to mind

whenever I speak your name;

It seems without you in my life

things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days

when I was just a child;

When my life was consumed in you

in your love, and in your smile.

What happened to all those times

when I always looked to you;

No matter what happened in my life

you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice

and turn to see your face;

Yet in my turning...it seems

the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers

when life does not make sense;

Who will be there to hold me close

when the pieces just don't fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time

and once more hear your voice;

I'd tell you that out of all the dads

you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you

and no one can take your place;

Years may come and go

but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening

in your home above;

Would you go and find my dad

and give him all my love.

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loagiehoagie

Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Somebody said the price for love is grief, and that is so true. Your poem was beautiful. I'm sure your love for your dad and his for you will live on through eternity.

Duane

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 2:27PM
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jazzie

Bonnie, I am sorry for your loss.. Your poem to your Father is beautiful...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 11:46PM
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ciberdawg

That was beautiful...just how I felt and still feel about my daddy. He died in 1973 on September 11. Ciberdawg

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 10:03AM
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ciberdawg

Bonnie, I just wanted to let you know your poem has touched several more lives! I emailed it to several of my friends who have lost their dads...some recent and some not. They were all so grateful and made them feel happy to have had the time they had with their dads. You have blessed many lives.
Ciberdawg

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 5:40PM
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pamela007

What a perfect poem, how beautiful. My dad died in oct. and my heart is broken. I feel your pain and pray god helps us through this wave of sadness. Its a most touching poem. Thank you, you helped me more than you know. God Bless.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 9:25PM
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