Dad~ 2012

by Joan Serratelli

I miss you
more and more
as time goes on
I look to you
for help
in this life

I just do not
know what else
to do

I can't take
much more

I am flash, blood
and raw emotion
I am not made of

I loved you then
as I continue to
love you and honor

I carry you
in my heart
and try to live
by the morals
I have

I am true
only to me
I am not swayed
by others

I belong only
to me

I am the best me
I can be

of you


Author's Note: My Dad died 5/23/1997. I loved him dearly. I miss him.

Posted on 05/22/2012
Copyright © 2022 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by LK Barrett on 05/23/12 at 01:17 PM

My dad pass four years ago today. It is a club no one wants to join, and everyone has to, "the Dead Daddies & Daughters Memorial Association" Your poem says what he would want for you, very clearly. Thank you for a blubbery memory of my own. I don't want to ever forget. lk

Posted by Kris Mara on 05/27/12 at 02:41 PM

touching...I know the feeling too well...it doesn't seem to get any easier...but it shows he did his job well (I keep telling myself that too)...

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