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Coming Back Home
by Rodd Jokre

Monday, November 17, 2003

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Not by choice,
I'm gonna miss his voice.
The way he rocked me to sleep,
and held me when I'd weep.

His gentle hand was always there
for me,
Whether it be to push me on the swing-set,
or pushed me to strive harder in
everything I've done.

Putting it into words,
I'd rather be laughing and smiling,
about always having you there.
But I'm not going to be able to

Hopefully, I'll make it home
in time,
to hold you in my arms
when you leave,
as you did,
when I arrived...

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Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/22/2003
A piece worthy of his love and reverence for your life, Rodd, it holds words unspoken, but strongly felt by the reader, his lifetime of love respected and honored by your beautiful, heart-felt admiration and gratitude, with words that ache with yearning. One look at your face in your bio holds much of what is the best in the world, elan flows from your form, instilled by his wisdom. You are so lucky to have had him, and he you.
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 11/22/2003
This is a sweet tribute to your loving dad.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 11/22/2003
..I chocked on this really hit home..
i love these lines the most.....

to hold you in my arms
when you leave,
as you did,
when I arrived


Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 11/21/2003
Agreed. A more fitting tribute you could not have written
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 11/19/2003
What a beautiful tribute to your father, Rodd. Full circle, wonderfully penned.

Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 11/18/2003
A very touching and beautifully done poem. Brings back a lot of memories of my last days with my Dad. Nicely done and heartfelt write.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 11/18/2003
Very heartfelt write. It made me feel the loneliness. Very well expressed.

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 11/17/2003
Figured this was a father, and the first one to hold you after you were born. I can only imagine about my own.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/17/2003
Very, very heartfelt and O' so touching...lost in tears!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/17/2003
Sad but beautiful in its expression of inevitable human passage. Thank you. Regis
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/17/2003
Beautiful sentiments revealing my own feelings when my brother was dying in Texas and I was too ill in Washington. I hope you made it home in time. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 11/17/2003
This poem made my heart sigh! so beautiful
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/17/2003
Heart touching write!
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 11/17/2003
Pass the Kleenex...That last stanza killed me. Oh, Rodd, bless you for sharing this precious tribute to your father.

Jules :)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 11/17/2003
Rodd, what a circle of life you write here! Very beautiful and touching..... thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 11/17/2003
Oh tears this touches so deeply.
"Hopefully, I'll make it home
in time,
to hold you in my arms
when you leave,
as you did,
when I arrived..."
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 11/17/2003
How sad yet so poignantly beautiful too.
Superb write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 11/17/2003
wow..I loved this, beautifully written,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/17/2003
Wonderful heartfelt write, Rodd. I can relate. Kudos for penning it.
Reviewed by C.J. Park (Reader) 11/17/2003
Very touching indeed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/17/2003
AWWWWWWWWW...heart touching write, Ron; thanks for sharing! (((((HUGS)))) to you, my friend! :( Love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. >tears <
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