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Coming Back Home
by Rodd Jokre

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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,
hurts.
I'd rather be laughing and smiling,
about always having you there.
But I'm not going to be able to
anymore.

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
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)
This is a sweet tribute to your loving dad.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
..I chocked on this one..it really hit home..
i love these lines the most.....

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

Beautiful...

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

Hugs,
Tami
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell
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
Very heartfelt write. It made me feel the loneliness. Very well expressed.

Carmen
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com
Figured this was a father, and the first one to hold you after you were born. I can only imagine about my own.

cynth'ya
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Very, very heartfelt and O' so touching...lost in tears!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sad but beautiful in its expression of inevitable human passage. Thank you. Regis
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry
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
This poem made my heart sigh! so beautiful
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Heart touching write!
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
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)
Rodd, what a circle of life you write here! Very beautiful and touching..... thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
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..."
Taylor
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
How sad yet so poignantly beautiful too.
Superb write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
wow..I loved this, beautifully written,

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