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And This Day to You
by Brian K Pellerino
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for Keith William Pellerino

I'm my father's son

I don't remember your face
as much as I remember your words
Those last words
you'd said "I'd understand"

And one day, I hope to

The years have grown long
since you went away
and I'm seeing more
and doing less...it seems

I am milestoning in mediocrity

I puzzle over you in absentia
once a year at best
on that day...this day
the day you came and went

Wondering aloud

I think I've hardened a bit
since I haven't cried...yet
Still the day, as a marker
looms like a cloud in my mind

A sobering feeling of loss

I'll take on the ghosts
and pass them in witless purpose
and heed well their tales
as they spin of your passing

It's all I can cling to

Perhaps the 17 and the horizon
can nudge the moon a bit
and change the tides
and I might be able to sleep this time

When the last light offers you up

But, tomorrow will come
and another time is memorized
Each growing in legend
where the trees once stood tall

Defiant as the life you lost


Copyright: Brian Pellerino 2006

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Reviewed by Tabitha Carter
you have just given a poem to all who qualifies for these emotions. My husband is one of them, haven't seen his father in over five years, and even the memories before are not welcome. He says he will never see him, again, even on his deathbed. The anger and pain in that can control your every move. Be better than him, if nothing else.
Reviewed by jude forese
a powerfully personalized representation of a universal theme ....the loss of a father ...
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Brian,

This hit home for me, though I know it was penned from your experiences/emotions, the impact is strong making it universal as well as collective! Your writing has the ability to do that!
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett
This poem sound as if you had a loss in your life of your father either he went away or died. Sometimes it is easier to understand the smaller words or all ages to understand where you are coming from. Expressions are always better than impressions of words. God bless.
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