by Jeanette Cooper
Sunday, October 28, 2007
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Good morning, daddy,
I stepped into your room today
And gazed longingly upon your picture
Taken by the Suwannee River one Sunday
It was in November and turning cold
The weather was still sunny with a glow
As we walked upon the river’s edge
Enjoying the serenity of the water’s silent flow.
I had my camera in my hand
As you sat upon an old lounge chair to rest.
You looked so much at home sitting there
I captured your image with you at your best.
You wore your old fedora
One of dozens you’d worn throughout life.
Your wind-breaker was one I bought for you
And dark pants you wore as you always did.
As I snapped the picture
You turned your head toward me
Gazing into my face
So the blue of your eyes I could see
Now, when I look at your picture
You’re still looking into my eyes
As though you’re still here with me
Triggering memories and sad sighs.
Yes, I said good-morning, daddy,
Am I a fool to talk to a picture in a frame?
“Perhaps,” some folks might say or think,
Yet, I talk to God whom I cannot see,
So, like God, maybe daddy is here with me.
© 2007 Jeanette Cooper
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|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|THE IMAGERY IN THIS WORK IS SO VIVID, BEING PRODUCED BY PHRASES THAT TOUCH ONE'S HEART WITH BITTERSWEET MEMORIES. WELL DONE AND SO ENJOYED. GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|My Daddy is still with me although he passed on in March 23, 1972. He will always be in spirit. Good poem, you really took care of him good with his clothes and all. we'll meet our Fathers some day in the sky. Isn't that comforting, it is very much to me. Good Morning, this day Aug 20, 2008. Love to read your older writes too. Picking them at random. Love to you today and always, Lois|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|a father's love is always kept alive in the heart of his daughter ...|
|Reviewed by Theresa Koch
|Such a wonderful write~`*|
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|Oh...I am sure! What a bittersweet picture your picture portrays in your heartfelt words! My daddy always wore a fedora hat too, but now he's switched it out for a Sea Captains hat! LOL! At 83, he's still sailing his yacht!
Aren't daddy's great! No matter how old I get, my daddy, will forever be that man who placed the memories in my head...
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Jeannette, I'm sure he was listening...you've capture a love here that could never be truly shown in a picture. A bond between a father and a daughter...memories that linger in your heart and mind...a love that was so pure and real. Thanks for sharing a beautiful moment in your life with me...I truly enjoyed it eventhough it hurt my soul.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I think he is, and a truly wonderful poem, Jeanette.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|So very beautiful and very sensitively done. This is a hearwarming tribute to remember your father by. No, there is nothing wrong in talking to photographs, I do it all the time...
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Jeanette, be grateful that you had a daddy to talk to, picture or otherwise. Sadly, many haven't that priviledge . . .|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|In spirit he is. Splendid write on the love you still have in your heart for your departed father.|
|Reviewed by John Turner
|Wonderful Jeanette, I have been able to capture the sceene in my mind.|