You Weren't There
Published: Feb 2006
Father today is my first day of the third grade. My grandparents and mother and sister hug me and say good luck. You weren't there. I cried
Father today I'm up getting my diploma. As they call my Name and I walk up and look in the Audience and my Family and friends cheer. You weren't there. I cried.
Father today I get married to the love of my life. As we say our vows and kiss and turn to our family and friends. You weren't there. I cried.
Father today I had my first child as I hold her and everyone is gathered around me and my husband patting us on the back and hugging us and holding the baby. You weren't there I cried.
Father today we lay you to rest. We stand around your grave and keep our heads bowed. As my family leaves I lay a rose on your grave and get on my knees and talk to you. You're finally there to listen to me and be there, but still I cried.