Saturday, November 5, 2016

11/05/2016

He has been gone for about a year now
And boy, would I like to talk with him right now.
We had a way of helping one another reset,
Like we walked a similar path despite the differences
Of age, viewpoints, hobbies -- nearly everything, really.

I love you, Dad. I wish we could talk because my brain
Is a spaghetti mess of short circuits, doubts,
And a little bit of confusion thrown in for good measure
Right about now.
I guess all I can hope for
        besides getting my mind right once again
Is that I can be there for my boy and my friends
The way you were always there for me.

Thank you.

9 comments:

  1. We are nailing down a similar theme. Peace!

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  2. Such a legacy, to pass down that father-son relationship to your boy.

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  3. I love this: "my brain
    Is a spaghetti mess of short circuits"

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  4. Yes, relationships are the most important thing! Your dad taught you well.

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  5. I think that's the only way... we need to keep it up, generation to generation.

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  6. I'm sure you can, having been taught so well! (And you can still have conversations in your head, because your inner self will know what his answers would be.) I love the simple honesty and immediacy of this, the conversational tone, and the striking description of your 'spaghetti mess'.

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  7. What a beautiful touching message for your Dad.

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