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My Father Is Not Gone
by Erica Ivory

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

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Some of you know I met my father for the first time several years ago.. I was so happy to finally have one person in my life I could call family. In some ways I botched it up.. In the end.. I felt I let him down and that he let me down. He passed away without me there. A HUGE regret of mine. How I have prayed for a sign from him.. I believe I got it. So this is to thank my father. The time we spent together in this life does measure the depth of our love.
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My father is not gone..
He was with me the other day..
I could feel him
surround me..
A feeling more powerful
than any in this mortal life..
My soul was freezing
without him..
Now it is warmed by his
memories light..
My father is not gone..
I spoke with him
just the other day..
He told me to
go forward..
That we would continue
to be together..
Just in a different way.
I cannot tell you
what it means..
To never have to say
good-bye..
Because..
Death is but living..
In the memories
we keep alive.


 


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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/6/2003
This was such a lovely poem, so very beautiful, A lovely poem for your father from your heart..

Reindeer
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 8/6/2003
Looking inward, we sometimes find wonderful help...so glad you found comfort.

Gina
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/6/2003
This is truly beautiful, and one that your father will treasure, also... thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/6/2003
How beautiful this is! Touched my heart.
Reviewed by L M (Reader) 8/6/2003
So sad but also the ending is so wonderful.
LM
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 8/6/2003
Sorry to hear about your dads passing this was a lovely write always remember they live on in our heart and soul
Reviewed by Christine Morell 8/6/2003
I'm so happy for you. This is heartfelt and beautiful.
~Chrissie.
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 8/6/2003
So good to know they are with us! Good message!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/6/2003
Wish thoughts shared here. Death is just a change in energies. Great write.
Reviewed by serenety L 8/6/2003
A wonderful poem. I know how that, once a person is away, the time you spent with him or her becomes even more precious and will always be inside you.
Excellent.
S
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/6/2003
yes, a very good poem Erica, people we love never leave us. I still have dreams of early years and friends and family are in them. love you my love.(amor usted mi amor) you are most dearly here "in spirit." G
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/6/2003
How true this beautiful poem is and I can relate to it as I also feel my father with me ...in my heart.

Best wishes always
from
kay
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/6/2003
You hit me where it hurts with this one, Erica. Like Jay, I'll get back to you. Wonderful words.
Reviewed by J. Murphy 8/5/2003
Very well penned and great enlightenment at the end. J.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/5/2003
YES, the soul that is loved and needed stays in the earth's atmosphere..in the astral assisting with love those that need them..there are many ways you can contact your Dad..the simplest is during meditation...their love permeates the loved one...thankyou for this lovely poem..

Vesna
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