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Gosford, New South Wales, Aust
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