Teresa’s prompt today is “Ten long years.”
I’m cheating a bit and rather than write a story, I’m posting a slightly modified poem (addition of one word) I wrote for my Dad which was published in the local paper for Father’s Day that year.
It’s originally in my post Daddy’s Little Girl which I’ve reblogged previously as IMO it’s one of my best.
( Father’s Day 2006 )
I think about you every day,
Often with a tear in my eye,
It seems like only yesterday
But ten long years have gone by.
I never told you what I should.
In this life you can no longer be:
I took for granted you understood,
And hope you are proud of me.
I see you often in my dreams
Though your voice I cannot hear.
Life is never what it seems
When you lose someone as dear.
Young and relaxed, your stress is gone,
The warmth of your smile still shines,
You may not be here but Love lingers on,
And will ’til the end of time.
It will be 23 years ago this year and my Mum joined him in January 2018.