Life · love

Goodbye my father

I got a call, I remember, I thought it was a stroke

I left that day, to the hospital, my heart broke

I arrived there to see you there lying still

I hoped it untrue, it was my only will

Then I was there, at your side hoping you might wake

“Oh god, wake up, please, for goodness sake”

Suddenly you sat up and you looked to me

“Who are you?” that feeling still sickens me

Then you laid back down, back into a sleep

We were shocked, we started to weep

Time passed by, agonizingly slow

Just waiting, waiting for time to go

I knew, what was coming, to me it was clear

Your heart, your soul, about to disappear

The final moments came, you left us for good

My father, I love you and I always would.

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Phil lister 25/09/17

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21 thoughts on “Goodbye my father

  1. Phil, thanks for the ‘follow’. I’ve just read your poem about your father. Losing family is the most difficult thing and nothing for which you can be prepared. My father died two years ago. He was 93. I’m still trying to deal with it.

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