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Mel~
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since 03-21-2000
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Gosford, New South Wales, Aust


0 posted 03-21-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for Mel~   Email Mel~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mel~'s Home Page   View IP for Mel~

You said you would never leave me,
I knew that was a lie.
I also knew the time would come
For me to say goodbye.
Although nobody talked about it
I still understood.
Even though I would never say
I guess I never could.
I didn't even shed a tear
On that fateful day
When my mother held me close
And said, "Daddy's dead. He's gone away."
I guess it was meant to happen.
I guess it was meant to be.
And even though you have been gone for years now,
Dad, you're still a part of me.


~* Melinda O'Connor 1997*~
This poem is being published in a book called Between Darkness and Light
I wrote it for my father who died 26th June, 1992

© Copyright 2000 Melinda O'Connor - All Rights Reserved
Marina
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since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario


1 posted 03-21-2000 01:49 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is a beautiful tribute to your Dad.My Dad passed away two years ago and I have recently written poems for him.  This was very well expressed and wonderfully written.
Welcome to Passions!


Marina


[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 03-21-2000).]
wayoutwalt
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since 06-22-99
Posts 5106
TEXAS (it's all big)


2 posted 03-21-2000 01:49 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

this is a kick in the pants...lemme welcome yuh too our happy home!!!!
Windrider Silverbreeze
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since 03-21-2000
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3 posted 03-21-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for Windrider Silverbreeze   Email Windrider Silverbreeze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Windrider Silverbreeze

Beatuifully written.  I have family I've written poetry for, though have never attempted to have any published.

Nan
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


4 posted 03-21-2000 07:20 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is a lovely entree to our forums. You've written a wonderful tribute to your dad, Mel.

Welcome to Passions - Check your email for a special greeting..
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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5 posted 03-21-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Mel: A great tribute to your father..

HUGS
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


6 posted 03-21-2000 10:55 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

What a great first post and a touching tribute to your father. Welcome to passions  
Corinne
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since 10-28-1999
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state of confusion


7 posted 03-21-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Poignantly told.

Welcome to Passions!

Corinne
Denise
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8 posted 03-21-2000 11:12 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions, Mel! This is a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Denise
MyPenNameIsSam
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since 03-06-2000
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9 posted 03-21-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

beautiful...and welcome to passions  
-molly aka sam

 Fleeting World
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
-from the Diamond Sutra, translated by : A. F. Price -- found in Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield


nona
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since 03-03-2000
Posts 140
Fla


10 posted 03-21-2000 03:13 PM       View Profile for nona   Email nona   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nona

Mel to one Daddy's girl from another.
Beautifully done a tribute to what you shared with your Dad.
I also wrote one for mine Death Of A Loved One and ironically it will also be published in the same Anthology of Work as yours. Looking forward to reading more from you I think we may be kindred spirits......nona


 
Local Rebel
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since 12-21-1999
Posts 5742
Southern Abstentia


11 posted 03-21-2000 03:27 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

very nice mel... Dad's are a great muse and sorely missed...

nice to read you!
A Romantic Heart
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since 09-03-99
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Forever In Your Heart


12 posted 03-21-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

great poem for your father! I am close to my father! this really makes one appreciate the time they have with their fathers!
Welcome to Passions!

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

busylisa_ca
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since 03-01-2000
Posts 39


13 posted 03-21-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for busylisa_ca   Email busylisa_ca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for busylisa_ca

I have a good relationship with my Father and after reading your wonderful poem, I realized the importance of our relationship.  Congrats on the publication!
Lone Wolf
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since 03-16-2000
Posts 5900
Lansing, MI USA


14 posted 03-21-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Welcome, Mel!!  Wonderful poem.  It is always hard when you lose a loved one, but they do live on through you...in all you do.  No one can take the memories.  Treasure them always.

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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