I Remember You, Dad

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    I Remember You, Dad

    From first memories of popscicles
    And a walks in the park,
    of kittens and puppies,
    and fireworks after dark.
    I remember you, Daddy.

    I remember:
    You always came
     home for lunch
    then, kissed Mom goodbye
    when you left saying:
    "See you later"
    I remember you,Dad.

    I remember:
     Sitting down for
     supper and you saying
    "Who wants to hear the
    story of my Navy career?
        "We do, Dad," we'd cry.   
    I remember you, Sailor.

     I remember:
    My first year away to school
    You wrote to me without fail,
    a letter, and an envelope filled
    with bobbypins, chewed pencils,
    fresh gum,and a nail.
    Boy, do I ever remember you, Dad.


    I remember:
    My first birthday
    away from home, at 25.
    You called and sang
    Happy Birthday
     over the phone.
    Yes, I remember you, Dad.

    I remember:
    So many things, so many years,
    So many smiles, so many tears.
    So many things not written here.
    Let me make it perfectly clear...
    I'll always remember you, Dad.

    I'll remember:
     The fountain where we went for walks,
    And the man with whom I had long talks.
    I am who I am because
    you were strong.
    And, today, now that you are gone,
     Though I may be sad,
    I will have my happiest memories
    when I remember you, Dad.

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    REGINA2 commented on I Remember You, Dad

    10-24-2010

    A very touching poem. I have been there myself and feel your pain. If you ever need a friend to talk to, I am here.

    almartin1993 commented on I Remember You, Dad

    04-08-2010

    i love this... itys starts as a child calling him daddy, and then moving a little older to dad then when you can give him credit of his career you call him sailor his believed to true name then back to dad his true nme ids daddy and he knows that always be his baby no matter how buig how old or how long since either of you has spoken...

    ISWASALWAYS commented on I Remember You, Dad

    10-27-2009

    Losing a loved one (especially a father) for me at least is an ordeal. I lost mine before I was four hold on to and cherish all of those memories. Just recently started writing again...... and posted a poem 33-12 which I would be honored for you to read.

    Mandi

    11/02/2009

    thank you for taking the time to read my poems

    bluewolf commented on I Remember You, Dad

    09-15-2009

    I lost my father Sept. 25 going on 15 years ago. This poem sums up the love of a daughter for her father. Very moving.

    ummi commented on I Remember You, Dad

    08-13-2009

    This is a very touching writing Mandy. You convey the true love and admiration you have for your dad.... it is beautifully written and I enjoyed reading it - Thank you and Salam (peace)

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