Reflections On The 10th Anniversary of My Father’s Death

June 16, 2020 at 9:54 pm (Personal essays, Poetry) ()

It was 10 years ago today that my dad died from cancer.

Reflections On The 10th Anniversary of My Father’s Death: A Poem

It’s hard to believe it’s 10 years.
It seems like only yesterday.
And yet so much has happened since that yesterday.
An event so near and yet so far in time.

-A poem written by Christopher
Tuesday June 16th 2020.

18 Comments

  1. YBP said,

    Oh Christopher. Your heart speaks volumes. LOVE. ❤️

  2. Jo said,

    ❤️ Some wounds never heal. I was close to my father as well.

  3. Jerry Brotherton said,

    Wonderful words to honor your father.

  4. George F. said,

    it’s sweet you remember him so fondly.

  5. tref said,

    Very nice.

  6. The Bubbly,Tipsy Mermaid (TIB) said,

    I know what weeping feels like and I hope that yours will turn into tides of smiles, thinking of good memories on father”s day.💦

  7. David Redpath said,

    Christopher,
    your poem has reminded me
    of a song that Bob Dylan does
    a wonderful version of;

    “As I travel down life’s pathway,
    Know not what the years may hold.
    As I ponder, hopes grow fonder,
    Precious memories flood my soul
    Precious father, loving mother,
    Glide across the lonely years.
    And old homes scenes of my childhood
    In fond memory appears.
    Precious memories, how they linger
    How they ever flood my soul.
    In the stillness of the midnight,
    Precious sacred scenes unfold.”

    ~ Traditional

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, David.

      That Bob Dylan song certainly describes the thoughts flooding my mind the past few years.

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