my father who art in heaven

i was tracing soft black moments when a lick of salty wind brushed a soothing beauty into my too weak to fly flesh.


falling hills kissed city fingers and the steady beat beneath my feet.


you will never return.

a swallow me whole feeling left a scent of less than perfect.

and if “bad girls go to heaven”.


i willingly gave up my heavenly position for my father the day i was born.

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  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful Lisa……………..thinking of my dad today, miss him.

  • yes, I’m missing mine too…..
    thanks Ade x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    I love your command of language and ability to conjure up the deepest emotions that touch all senses. Beautiful expression of love in a melancholy moment Lisa. :-) xxx

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 3 years ago

    Bless your dad and you…this is so beautiful…
    I hope all our dads are up there smiling and having a drink together for tomorrow…
    It’s hit me hard this year, especially when the car broke down the other day,. He would’ve told me how to fix it, like in the old days :)

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful write. :-) Wish I’d had a dad like that… xoxo

  • Thank you Sybille,

    I had a classic absentee father; his inability to express emotion has had a massive impact on my life. I wrote this when my Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

    I miss him and I did not really know him
    I love him

    – Lisa Jewell

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 3 years ago

    ‘you will never return’ how often ive thought those words….very moving lisa..

  • Thank you so much, was not an easy one…so I appreciate your comment very much.

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful piece, may they rest in peace!xx

  • Indeed, may they rest in peace, thanks so much Mel xox

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonabout 3 years ago

    beautifully expressed!

  • Thank you so much, Jacqueline xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    beautiful poetry…very meaningfull..awesome

  • Thank you kindly x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...about 3 years ago

    (took my breath away dear Jewell-girl)


  • Oh you are such a sweetheart, thank you xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacabout 3 years ago

    so much said in so little words and imagery…your personal journey. what is a “bad girl” we all have moments carved into our psyches from societies scrutiny and we take them on ourselves but does that make us, bad? I don’t think so…individual “true heart” emotive going forward as you are your fathers daughter, a royal princess whose existence is meaning full and valued
    peace love and happiness always for you lisa, always
    andrea xox

  • Oh Andrea, I agree with you….my ‘bad girls’ is a line from a song that is dear to my heart,
    I believe we are a mix of good and bad….
    thank you so much for your tender care xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

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