Thursday, October 29, 2015

To my father...

from google images

Psalm 46:2 ~ Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

I cannot stand...

I have our heartfelt memories
Stored inside my heart
I cannot stand and watch you
Being slowly torn apart.

There is a soft wind blowing
A fragrance in the air
Heaven calling out to you
I cannot stand to bear.

I cannot stand and watch
The lighthouse falling down
Brick by brick dismantled
Without its shining crown.

I cannot come and be there
To stand right by your side
I’m in the best place for you
And that is right inside!

I stand along the shoreline
And watch your light go dim.
I see the angel’s calling out
In a radiant glorious hymn.

I love you, Dad!


Janet said...

What a beautiful poem.

You honour your dad with it, and the happy memories you have.

joni said...

Thank you, Janet.

I sent it to my niece in Maryland for her to print and hopefully it reaches my dad before he passes. I didn't want to take a chance with snail mail.

Every second counts when there is almost none to count. :(

Thanks again for reading. :)

NurseArtist said...

Hugs for you and your family.

joni said...

He passed last night. This poem never made it to his ears but I know it made it to his heart.

benning said...

That's lovely, Joni. Dad would've liked it very much. :D <3 *HUGS!*