Loss of Father Poem

Poem Remembering Father's Birthday

I wrote this poem for my father. Every year for his birthday and the anniversary of his death I write a poem. It's my way of feeling close to him. I lost him when he was a young 54. The hardest part of it all was explaining it to my daughter, who was always very close to him.

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Happy Birthday Up Above


Published: January 2016

Looking at the calendar,
Today brings a tear to my eye,
Along with all this pain inside
That I am not ready to let resign.

You always liked your birthday,
You were like a kid inside.
Now we celebrate with root beer
To help keep your memory alive.

I really, really miss you.
Skyla does as well.
She always talks about you;
I'm glad she has stories to tell.

I know you're with Uncle Ronnie.
I know you guys too well.
You're probably stirring up all kinds of trouble,
And giving your dad lots of hell.

So on this day that I miss you,
I also want to wish
A Happy Birthday to you,
With lots of love just for you.
Happy Birthday, Dad!

R.I.P. Dad ~Much Love~
January 15, 1955 - November 1, 2008


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