Goodbye Father

It has come to this -
the time for letting go
saying goodbye.
Nothing in life has ever been harder
than my encouraging you
to cross over the threshold,
knowing you must -
knowing it is forever -
knowing there will never be another
who loved me more completely,
believed in me so thoroughly,
who – no matter what my mirror
said to me -
saw me as beautiful,
knew the soul I guard so carefully,
and rejoiced in the honesty
of our shared moments and memories.
With your death, a part of me
will die as well,
the me that shines
even if its but the reflection
in your dim, blind eyes.
I have been blessed to be your daughter -
to experience life through
the shifts and shadings
with which you guided me.
Words lack in their futility
to describe all I owe you,
all you mean to me.
Goodbye my dear Father -
please be there to meet me
when the time comes for me
to make the journey.
Thank you for being such an
extraordinary man -
for being my Father.

Goodbye Father

DKerr

Joined February 2008

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Written as my Father was dying

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