Dear Dad- 2010

by Joan Serratelli

I will light
the candle
at sunset
I will cry
I will say
the Kaddish
and I will
all the things
you gave me

I'm better Dad
Thank G-d
I'm sorry
You did not live
to meet your
great grandchhildren
you have four

You have two
great granddaughters
and two
great grandsons

You would have
loved them
They would have
returned your

When they get older
I will tell them
about you and Ma
Every person
should know
where they
came from

Your grandchildren
will see pictures
and smile

They are your

You gave me so much
not a day
goes by
without thinking
about you and Ma

It's been eleven
eleven very hard

But I'm
still here
this is not easy
for me to write

The realization
that I am an orphan
is a bitter pill

I wiah you
were here
I feel so


Author's Note: With LOVE and Respect (and alot of tears)

Posted on 05/27/2010
Copyright © 2022 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 05/27/10 at 06:24 PM

Spoken out of wonderful parental love...can't hise the missing in it. Hold tight the memory, honor it. Nice write. Thanks.

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