Story Starter Challenge #24

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.

For Dad

( 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.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Story Starter Challenge #24

  1. Beautiful! It has been 37 long years for me. Mum joined him in 2003. I often reflect on how my Daddy’s death changed my whole world.

  2. Sadje says:

    A loving and lovely tribute to your dad!

  3. Betul Erbasi says:

    Deep! Such a nice way to remember him!

  4. Michael B. Fishman says:

    A beautiful poem. Emotional, touching, heartfelt… Thank you for making me feel the way I feel right now 🙂

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    Heartfelt tribute. Very well said.

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