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My Final Tribute
by Mary Etta Metcalf

Monday, December 14, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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this poem was published in "When there are Dragons There is Alzheimers" and "Through the Maze of Life"

the hardest thing to do is mourn a fathers passing
when your alzheimers mother is on a rampage
you tell her when she ask what is wrong then she forgets
so i mourn silently as she continues to question
somewhere inside me is now a void

there were many ups and downs in our relationship
i am very headstrong and stubborn and so was he
we carried our feud into our elder years
he was a great grandfather and i a grandmother
somewhere inside me is now a void

it is hard to admit to my own immaturity but its true
you never think of death till it happens then its too late
how many years are gone how many treasured moments lost
a daughters pride a fathers pride where is the value
somewhere inside me is now a void

we chose our paths and never reversed gears
when the time came to admit what our hearts spoke
we were able to finally express our love for each other
and somewhere somehow i released him hes gone
somewhere inside me is now a void

dedocated to the memory of my father who died dec 24, 2003


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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/15/2009
you never think of death till it happens then its too late

So very true, so very often, for very many of us.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/15/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/14/2009
Life can be and sometimes is filled with twists, turns, and uncertainly yet we must find a way to mend all the hurts to make peace within our own hearts...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/14/2009
Lovely tribute to your Father, Mary Etta. I lost my Dad 12 years ago today, Dec. 12/1997. He was only 70 years old. He turned seventy one day and died the next day. I prayed with all my might at the time that he wouldn't die on his birthday....that just wasn't right to me. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 12/14/2009
a fitting tribute indeed, mary. release through forgiveness; an eternal truth. well scribed.
best wishes,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/14/2009
There is much truth to the theme that you have shared via your verses, Mary Etta. Love and best wishes to you,


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