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For Dad Wherever You Are
by Gene Williamson
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When I was shaving this morning,
I saw my father’s face in the mirror.

He was fifty when I was born,
and I never knew him as a young man,
except in the photo above my desk.

So many questions I forgot to ask.

I wished him a Happy Father’s Day.
He smiled through tears and disappeared.

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Reviewed by Janna Hill 10/16/2011
A touching reflection of father & son. Oh, the haunting questions we forgot to ask.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 8/18/2011
This touches me greatly having just lost my own father. Moving piece, Gene. ~Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 7/1/2011
This is beautiful Gene and I so felt your words. He is always with you my friend. :)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/27/2011
A beautiful and touching tribute to your dad, Gene...I miss my dad everyday he was the wisest man I ever knew...hugs, Carole~
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/22/2011
One day we all see our parents when we look in the mirror. I really like this simple and touching style of writing on this particular occasion. Love the disappearing image at the end of the poem, Gene.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 6/20/2011
A wonderful tribute to your Dad, Gene.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/20/2011
Gene, your experience, real or simply poetic, I experience frequently when thinking of my father -- of how with each passing day my looks are changing, as I look more and more like him -- I often ask myself, why did you not utilize every possible moment to delve into his vast experience base -- many things he shared I passed up as strictly an opinion I did not always share -- I learn day by day they were not opinions but facts -- it is his smile and the few hugs he relented and shared in his last few years that I cherish most -- I miss him and wonder, what are you doing now dad, where are you now dad? -- you have reached an emotional well with me Gene -- and I sincerely appreciate the depth of emotions in your poem my dear friend -- I bid you love and peace -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/20/2011
Catching a falling star
To shine ever so brightly
until you meet again

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/20/2011
Simple, elegant and beautiful in a handful of words. Patrick
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 6/20/2011
what an excellent poem......
Reviewed by F William Broome 6/20/2011
I am back in circulation........'

This one is a masterpiece -- and so appropriate!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/19/2011
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 6/19/2011
The feelings well and I feel them trickle down my own cheeks. I, on the otherhand, never knew my father as "an old man." He died at only 30 years old. I wished him a Happy Father's Day, too. Sending love to you on this special day, Gene.
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 6/19/2011
So poignant.. and so heartfelt.. Thank you Gene for sharing this!

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/19/2011
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/18/2011
Wowwwwwwwwww touching sweet man..but you have such a loving heart ...sighhhh...stay safe and always welll darlin...Hugss
Love Always,
Chanti xoxooxox
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/18/2011
Oh, what sweet and powerful imagery Gene!
Powerful because it conveys such tender emotions, and so elegantly written in your few but very memorable lines!!!
Blessings, xx
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 6/18/2011
nice write for your Dad. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/18/2011
Eight poignant lines, Gene,
lines of regret, love and longing.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/18/2011
Awesome! Well done, Gene!

Reviewed by D Johnson 6/18/2011
I agree with Jerry, really heavy...

Reviewed by Stephen Kata 6/18/2011
Good one, Gene. Poignant, short and to the point. Well done

Reviewed by Joy Hale 6/18/2011
Sad words to remember dad, but you expressed your thoughts in an economy of well thought out words and feelings. Very good writing!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/18/2011
And I thought my dad was old when I was born, though he was only 34...he stops by every now & then, mostly in my dreams, just as your dad probably does with you...e
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/18/2011
Oh boy. This is a heavy piece. Well done, Gene.

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