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My Dad

by Ronnie tucker

My Dad
Memories how they fade so fast
As we get older they come and go
only in dreams can we go back
In waking hours they linger on
a look back to some time that will never be
again
Through the good years and the bad
From the happy and the sad
Sometimes we lose them only to return
in rush’s of a distant recess we hold inside ourselves
and in a moment they are gone
Sometimes its better to burn out than to grow old
As life passes by to die young then to feel the ages of life’s pain
like a candle that’s burns to its end
Leaving in the wake of ones who are left behind
a time for Angel’s to take them to some other place
while the living trod on in their wake
The one who are left behind to contemplate their own fate
What do you dream my dear friend or do dream anymore when you knocked at heavens door
I hoped you got in
And are you holding a place for me
I am stuck here with the living
To always ponder what’s left for me
Without a smile without a heart
I bleed evermore waiting for my knock at heavens door
will I get in I don’t know until my time comes to return to dust
Will I be welcomed with opened arms
will I get a halo and wings
Will a choir of Angel’s sing for me
Or will I be a memory that slowly fades
Here’s to you my friend who was once my dad
In life I don’t remember I do love you dad
©Ronnie Tucker 2021

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Ellen S. Breiling, aka Anne Thrope, is a multiple award-winning, published poet appearing in various poetry anthology books and magazines, with a forthcoming book, "Full Circle: 360° Poetry" - due for release Fall, 2020. She is the Chief Administrator of the US/Canada region for Motivational Strips, the world's largest writer's forum, the founder of Full Circle Poetry, and she manages 360° Poetry, a personal poetry blog, all can be found on Facebook. Ellen is an approving editor for the Bharath Vision website, affiliated with Motivational Strips. She is also a co-author of the poetry book, "Chasing Zephyrs." She was recognized by The Government of Peru as one of the world's foremost contemporary writers and awarded accordingly. And on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day in 2020, Ellen was among the world's most highly respected poets to receive an award directly from the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi in celebration.

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