Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Daddy's Sonnet


Six months today.  Sometimes it feels longer, other times, seems like yesterday.  I miss his daily. 
With the encouragement of some of my poet friends, I thought I would try my hand at a sonnet - this is my first ever sonnet...dedicated to Dad, my hero.  



Each day I recollect your loving smile,
those precious days before your dying breath;
Sweet memories stored neatly in a pile,
to comfort me when thinking of your death.

Alone, together, privately to grieve,
I wept and held your hand in mine, still strong;
My heart did know that you'd be called to leave,
I prayed with you and sang our favorite song.

“Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee’,
your spirit loving each and every word;
You were all ready, waiting to be free,
‘I love you, Daddy’, last words that you heard.

My hero always, till the end so brave
This child now thanks you for the love you gave.


P.S.  I did use some poetic license; 'the last words you heard' = the last words he heard from me.  The picture was taken in Ireland, 2001.