In Memory of My Dad 27th May 2017 – Posted in: Poems

 

 

My Dad died very suddenly, and without warning on 17th January 2015. I did not make it to his hospital bedside in time. I missed his last breath by a few minutes…The painful memory of it still lingers in my mind. I wrote this poem in memory of him, and read it out at his funeral.

 

 

Miss You…

 

Miss you, miss you, miss you;

Everything I do,

echoes with the laughter,

and the voice of you.

You’re on every corner,

every turn and twist;

Every old familiar place,

Whispers how you’re missed.

 

 

Miss you, miss you, miss you;

Everywhere I go,

Are memories of the happy times

we shared so long ago.

Picnics in the sunshine,

Days out by the sea,

Fish and chips and cream-tea shops,

What joys these brought to me!

 

 

Miss you, miss you, miss you;

Nothing can replace,

The memory of the joy

that lit your ever-smiling face.

No matter what each day would bring;

When clouds got in the way,

In your heart the sun would shine

and never fade away.

 

Oh I miss you, miss you;

There’s a strange sad silence here.

Midst the busy whirl of life,

My eyes keep shedding tears.

The absence of your being,

It brings a heart of pain,

But Jesus knows that one day soon,

We’ll laugh together again.

 

(2015 – by Michele Neal)

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! and The End of The World. Available WORLDWIDE as paperback and Kindle, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online book stores.