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    Your Parting Gift

    My father never knew me as a writer
    although I feel him with me as I write.
    Not a day goes by when I don't think
    of him and remember him with much
    fondness.

    * * *

    I had so much to say
    But there was so little time
    As I took hold of your hand
    And I held it in mine

    You were unable to speak
    As you lay in your bed
    Inside my heart was breaking
    So many tears were shed

    You knew that I was there
    As you squeezed my trembling hand
    With only hours now remaining
    Until you'd reach heaven's land

    But some things aren't meant to be
    And I was not at your side
    On that terrible Sunday
    The day that you died

    Your death shook my world
    A heart broken beyond repair
    Who would be my guiding light
    Now that you weren't there?

    I felt so lonely and withdrawn
    As I struggled with my grief
    My loss was incomprehensible
    Feelings of sadness beyond belief

    But you left me with a gift
    That is priceless to me
    The gift that you gave
    Was my love of poetry

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    I love it, brought tears to my eyes...
    I hope death is joyful, and I hope I'll never return -Frida Khalo

    If I seem insensitive to what you are going through, understand it's the way I am- Mr. Spock

    Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil'–and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil. - Baudelaire

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    Helga

    Thanks so much for reading this, it was so very difficult to write as my rawest emotions are shown through my words.

    Take care........Sue

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    I understand how you feel, maybe I've said this before but my dad died when I was 9 and he had been at a hospital since I was 6 so don't remember him much. You should just feel lucky for having the chance to know him, his likes and dislikes and all the normal stuff we hardly think about. Those are the things I miss not knowing, and you can't get everything from stories about him... I am very sorry for your loss! and you should keep writeing about it, that helped me a lot...
    I hope death is joyful, and I hope I'll never return -Frida Khalo

    If I seem insensitive to what you are going through, understand it's the way I am- Mr. Spock

    Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil'–and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil. - Baudelaire

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    Hi Helga

    I am so very sorry for your loss, and I do consider myself fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of my father. Writing about my deepest feelings of loss and love bring me much comfort and I have written countless poems about the love I had for my father. I believe he guides my pen as I write. It pleases me to know that my words have reached you in some way.

    Take care...........Sue

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