Dear dad

Dear dad long poem

I sit here, thinking about how you touched my face
How you kissed me on my cheek
How you caressed me with your love
Your sweet love

Wisdom came out of your mouth
Even when the old man tried to come forth
You killed him in the secret place
Early in the morning

Oh how I long to be in your arms
Such a invulnerable place to be
Such a precious moment
Feels like forever when you tell me how much you love me

I wish you were here to be that to someone else who needed you
But you didn’t even do it long for me
It is just memories that spring up when I sit alone at night

So my candle burns in this night hour
And my tears roll

My heart is broken
Oh how I wish you could give me guidance as to what I could do
When to go right and when to go left
How to climb a mountain
And how not to fall in the valley

You scar me more when you not here
My heart is cut and torn
The pain is so overwhelming
I wish I was standing next to you

I desire your affirmation wherever you are
Would you walk with me again and take me to where I need to be?
Would you go with me to the doctor the next time I get sick?
Would you sit and stare at me the next time I sing or perform?
Would you hold me when I cry because my heart was broken by a friendship that went bad or because of a lover who left?
Would you still be interested in my eternal questions about my Heavenly Father?

But now…
You so distant
So far away
I don’t get you, any more
I used to know your thoughts, your heart

Your stares
Your words
Your life
Your presence
Your touch
Your heart
You were so kind

But you just left me here, in this dark room
And all I see is the candlelight in the corner of my eyes
And my tears just stream down my face,


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