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A Poor Reflection

by Brian Francis



I have done a lot of thinking over the past year
sometimes dreaming of you still just a call away
I would not have thought that missing you would be so painful
but unsaid words and last goodbyes lay heavy on my mind
With Father's Day just around the corner
a call that I will make with just a prayer
I thought it time to say how much I love you
and how I miss the simple fact; you are there

I have recently realized how much I'm like you
A thought that sponsored fear in younger days
But now without you here to test and tease me
to never smell the scent of your embrace
With Father's Day just around the corner
assailed by guilt and feeling lost without you near
I thought it time to say how much truly I love you
and how I miss the simple fact; you are there

So now with life a bit more empty without your presence
I will go on and live my life the way you showed
And I will watch for your reflections in my person
The way I stand the way I laugh expressions on my face
With Father's Day just around the corner
a call that I will make with just a prayer
I thought it time to say how much I love you
and how I miss the simple fact; you are there


06/09/2014

Posted on 06/09/2014
Copyright © 2019 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/09/14 at 10:29 PM

With Father's Day just around the corner, this poem bravely shines for all fathers and sons. Thanks for posting this, Brian, and for the reminder to celebrate my own father and son.

Posted by Kate Demeree on 06/11/14 at 01:23 AM

Brought tears to my eyes... very touching

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/27/14 at 02:19 PM

this is as beautifully sad as it gets, given I lost my father long ago. I loved him and love him still and it it my deep regret that I never once made in known to him in words as lovely as yours.

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