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Dad
by Andy James Turner
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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June 1924 - Aug 2011.


Today, I want to carve
Weeping words in the sky
For a father; husband on whom
We could forever depend.

The willows weep as the
Stars fall from the sky
I never knew how-so
You’d make me cry.

Your laughter may try to disappear
Your soft voice is forever near.
Buried in a grave your love does live
Memories of a father
Unconditional love forever his gift.

Tears of pain fade to vain
In heavenly light we’ll
Dwell again at His table
In the City of the Divine!


© Andrew James Turner Aug 2nd 2011. All Rights Reserved.








 

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Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
I had to smile when I read your review on my poem, Mother. I surely do have a southern accent. My mother has Alzheimer's disease and slowly dies. Your poem, Dad, breaks my heart. Tears fill my eyes. I,too, lost my father to cancer 3 years ago. My condolence to you Andy Turner. I am so sorry. Your poem is deeply felt and moving...
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
Very deeply felt. A fine tribute breathing love and devotion.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Many of us can relate to this Andy..
alas my parents left this world while I was not nearby..They lived in Australia while I am living in Croatia..they had sis and bro at their side so that makes it easier on me..however memories do their thing and many-a-time I find myself thinking of the days when life was simple and secure bathed in their love..

Touching poem,
Blessings,

vesna :)
Reviewed by JMS Bell
I DON'T THINK WE COULD BEAR THE LOST OF A DEAR DEPARTED ONE...IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT...ONE DAY...WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN. OUR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE OF TIME HEALS...UNTIL THE DAY WHEN 'HIS' ETERNAL LOVE...BREAKS...THE SEAL. THANKS FOR SHARING, ANDY AND MUCH LOVE AND FAITH TO YOU AND YOURS. BLESSINGS...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
A heartfelt portrait lovingly painted by a son in whom this stalwart friend and father lives on. I love that picture, too, and your dear Mum's eyes say it all. So alive, so vibrant.

Today, I want to carve
Weeping words in the sky

... such authentic words and emotion here. Faith-filled as well as honouring lament, Andy. xx
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I can relate to this Andy. I lost my dad in 2005. The first year is the hardest, especially around the holidays or his birthday. But it does get better as you heal. Patrick
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
so beautiful and very heartfelt, moving. Nice tribute Andy. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by baz busbe
Oh what a beautiful tribute to your Dad, so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he left you with some loving memories and a lasting legacy of his love for you and his family. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Larry Matthews
Amen Andy,Remember he is only a prayer away. God Bless and well done. Luke
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Father and Son in loving poetry!!
*Andy*
Thank You so much for sharing!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Andy, your tribute to your dad is one of great love my dear friend --I am certain he knows how much and appreciates it -- I bid you joy, love and peace -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Words spoken so tenderly and dear as this is truly a beautifully written tribute Laura
Reviewed by John Flanagan
A beautifully written tribute,
Andy, beautifully written.

John
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A wonderful tribute to your Dad. My Dad has been gone 11 years already, and I still miss him, and the Holidays have never been the same for me since his passing.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
compassionate tribute - dad is a precious life experience! hugs for you and family grief.
Reviewed by jude forese
a most moving and inspired tribute for your dad ...
Reviewed by Janna Hill
What a tender, loving tribute and by the dates it appears the wound is still fresh. Makes the holidays a tad harsh. Though his years in this realm were ample, it doesn't comfort the loss much.
Wishing you comfort & happiness Andy.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Aw! Loving tribute to your father, Andy! I totally understand how much you miss him....

Anna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Deeply loving and powerful lines of poetry, Andy, honoring his eternal soul. I wonder, was this his birthday?
Blessings,
Chris
Reviewed by Joy Hale
An absolutely lovely and meaningful tribute to your father; I think he would be very proud of your words to him.

Joy L. Hale
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