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Just For Awhile

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spiked
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25 posted 01-21-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

I will go by my Dad's house tonight to tell him i love him. you have touched me so. Thank you
Sonny
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26 posted 01-21-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Sonny   Email Sonny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sonny

What a beautiful tribute to your father.  I never really knew mine, for he died when I was three.  Nowhere in my memories do I recall telling him that I loved him, nor do I remember ever holding him.  But, I do know that he is watching and guiding me just as your father is surely watching and protecting you.

Sonny
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27 posted 01-21-2000 01:19 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Oh Denise -- what a precious gift!  

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Denise
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28 posted 01-21-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Spiked, Sonny and Kess- thank you for your kind words. Spiked- I think that's just an excellent idea. I am so grateful that this poem encouraged people to pick up the phone or make that visit while they still can.

Thanks again!

Denise
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29 posted 01-21-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Denise, thank you for this poem, I lost my father when I was just 4 and I felt an emptiness for my whole life. Though I hardly new him,  with family help I was able to gather the knowledge to build great memories.
They keep him near me.

Parker
Lorelei54
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30 posted 01-21-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Makes me yearn for my Dad as well...and It has been 21 years...the time may pass and the memories dim, but the love we feel, holds within.
SnglDad
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31 posted 01-21-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

This is one that I can relate to.
I would like to print this one out,
if you don`t mind?
This sure has brought back alot of feelings
from the past.
Thanx Again And God Bless Denise

                               Joel
Echo Rhayne
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32 posted 01-22-2000 02:01 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Denise, oh so very beautiful!  Quite touching, but you will have one more time, when it is time, for eternal life!  *hugs*

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


hoot_owl_rn
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33 posted 01-22-2000 09:18 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh, but could we have a second chance. This is so sad, but well written Denise  
((((HUGS))))
LngJhnAg
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34 posted 01-22-2000 09:42 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Denise - I don't know what to say.  I wish you could have one more time.  Your poem makes me regret some of the times I've held back for one reason or another.  My father passed away in the early 80's, and I never tried to have a relationship with him, though he reached out several times, including the time he met with me just before my flight to Viet Nam.  I was brash and so sure I was right.  Only now do I realize that it isn't being right that is important.
Denise
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35 posted 01-22-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I thank you all for reading and for your sympathetic replies. I wrote this in the midst of the darkest days of the grieving period. I had forgotten how dark those days can be. My Mom passed away when I was 18. We didn't have a chance to say 'goodbye' to her as her death was sudden and unexpected. She was only 44. Even though my Dad was almost 73 when he passed away and he had been ill off and on, his passing also took us by surprise. One of the biggest comforts to me was realizing that even though we might not have said 'I love you' as often as we should have and regret those times of youthful 'brashness', I believe Moms and Dads always know the love that their children hold for them...even if the children don't always realize the depth of that love, at times. Thanks again for your warm and caring responses. My sympathies to all of you you have also felt that pain.

Denise
 
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