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Bitter Sweet Father's Day (Repost)
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Let us always cherish memories about our fathers and not dwell on their deaths. Happy Father's Day, Dad!


 

Another Father’s Day is passing us by
A bitter sweet day for our Dads that have died
Let us not think of their death, think of
the things we’ll never forget.
When I was a child I was proud making
Daddy breakfast in bed. Burnt toast,
orange juice with seeds, coffee so
strong it could buckle one’s knees
But for Dad the breakfast was that of a chef
As he praised that mess again and again.
For a father’s day present, the ugliest tie,
He raved and raved about his beautiful present
Although I knew it was a little white lie.
When I was older I sometimes asked for a little change
He always rattled his pockets, I finally asked him why.
“It’s nothing honey, nothing at all, I was saying to my money
a fond good-bye “
When I was lonely, he played chess with me, sometimes
I beat him, sometimes he’d beat me. But when I beat him
he’d gleefully say, I must be one heck of a teacher
to have my student beat me!
Dad and I went to baseball games, he’d yell and
scream, and quite embarrass me. But what I’d
give to hear my Dad say once more, “You guys are terrible
you can’t play ball.”
Later when Daddy died, I cried, and cried until there were no more tears.
But I could have sworn I heard my beloved father say, “knock if
off, no more tears today.
I’m no longer with you on this earth, that’s true
Be sure, my little girl, I’m always with you.”
 
 
Mary Lacey
2008


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Linda Torrence (Reader) 6/11/2012
Mary, this is a beautiful poem to your Father. It says everything that needs to be said and with such love. He must have been a very special man and I'm sure that you miss him very much. I'm so blessed that I still have my Dad, who's 91 and I am going home for Father's Day. Thank you for posting this wonderful tribute to your Dad.
Linda Torrence
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/25/2009
What a great tribute to a caring father! wonderful poem
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/22/2009
Oh Mary, what a beautiful tribute to your Father! I absolutely loved the lyrical flow of your poem. I miss my Father every day too. He was, like your Dad, a very special man. Great job!

A big fan,
Anna
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/22/2009
He will always be with you dear as he watches through the window uo above. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/22/2009
Very moving tribute to your daddy, Mary; he is still with you, and you have honored his memory well! Very well penned; brava!

I am missing my big, strong daddy as well; he died a year ago last month (May 28, 2008; he would have been 78 in October).

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/21/2009
A very moving tribute to the wonderful man who was your father!
So glad you were blessed with a good Dad!Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard } 6/21/2009
A touching write, that hit home for me
My father has been gone 11 years, I still miss him and always will
Wonderful write, thanks for sharing it
Have a great day
Ray
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/21/2009
Sweet memories Mary...heartfelt, and like my Dad though he died, he is right in my heart.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 6/21/2009
Mary, your poem touched me. It was so full of heart and sincerity.This was beautiful!

With Love,
Cindy
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/21/2009
This is a beautiful testament to a father and daughter's eternal love. As I thought of my own daughter and the love we share it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing the warmth...
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Swan Son 6/21/2009
What a sweet revision. My father has been gone over twenty years -- I can still see his face -- almost hear his voice. What a nice reminder that he really is still with me in my heart. I think you will touch many hearts today with this re-write. Susan
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/21/2009
Sweet write, Mary. God bless.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 6/21/2009
Poignant and nostalgic. This is a beauty, Mary!
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