1. Rhyming poetry to change your day

Goodbye my father

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.


Taken from Rhyming poetry to change your day by Philip Lister

8 thoughts on “Goodbye my father

  1. Oh, Phil. This is so sad. I read your poem and watched your video clip. It’s heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss, even though it was a while ago. It must have been so painful for you when your father asked who you were – I’m so sorry – it never gets any easier – does it? I really feel for you.

    I think I know how you feel. My Mum had a stroke six years ago, and I remember watching her fade gradually away. What broke my heart was that there was no one with her at the time she died in hospital. They say she just slipped away, but the thought that she was alone at the time will forever haunt me. It would have been her 92nd birthday today ๐Ÿ˜ข. X ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. That’s hard for you, her birthday today. I still remember when he died, the moment, it wasn’t nice to see, I guess I prefer that I was with him but it will always be in my mind what happened. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you Tara. It has been a long time hiding. Had been thinking about you and the poem that I wrote for you. I don’t want to repost it on wordpress without your permission as it is such a personal piece and I certainly don’t want to upset you either.

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