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September 8, 2018
 

   I can't even remember
   The last holiday
   That we spent together
   And I regret not knowing
   How many seasons
   Of amber leaves passed
   While you were clinging
   To the hope that
   You would see us again
   It must have been rough
   Knowing that
   The beat of your heart
   Lied solely
   In the paper crown
   You thrust upon my head
   When I was just a child
   And that I was never able
   To fully accept
   The responsibilities it bore
   Leaving me now with only
   Harbored love and loss.    JD



*Clinging To Hope*  Father Part XXXXVIII

For #WritingPrompts:
#LoveAndLoss #clinging #rough #BeatOfYourHeart
#AmberLeaves #LastHoliday #PaperCrown

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CROWN
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September 8, 2018
 

My love isn't like a Mom,
Who pampers and cares alot,
My love is like a father,
Who doesn't speak too much,
Yet he always loves and cares the most,
To give the best in this world,
He does whatever it takes,
And to make them feel happy and special,
And,
I'm like your Dad
B'coz love doesn't mean to show it to the world,
It's the silent care and affection
That connects us together forever...

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SMILE OF GENERATIONS
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August 30, 2018
 

Dad:

"Disillusions always leave us with their magic, they give us an apprenticeship and it is up to us to take it or leave it, a loving break from nothingness, weeping at all times, betrayal, nostalgia, extreme sadness, waking up thinking that it is the end of your days; and then someone makes you laugh again, the illusion catches you by surprise, takes the broken pieces of your heart and gives you back hope.

Well, that's something you can overcome when it comes to your partner, but how do you live with an absent father and all the heartbreak that has left you each year of your existence? Maybe you expect a positive response from me but there is not, I want to tell you that you never recove...

GOWTHAM GOSALA
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August 24, 2018
 

Hey Dad,

Happy Birthday! Rest in peace.

Your girl,

Angela

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 11, 2018
 

As I (im)patiently wait
For the ashes to arrive
That will prove
Once and for all
That he is gone,
I am transported
Back to the days
Of my childhood
When ashes held
A different meaning;
The closet
In the basement
Of the pink house
Below the fireplace
That scared me
After watching
'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark;'
The soot that fell
To the patio floor
Under the brick grill
He had built himself;
The ashtray remnants
That had been
Tapped out
Of his cherry scented pipe;
But worst of all
Those that burned
At the tip
Of the cigarettes
He had smoked
Way too much.
I would gladly
Take all of those ashes
One thousand times over
Than to accept the meaning
Of the ones that
I no...

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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August 6, 2018
 


The king burned to ash
         Who will call me Princess now?
                       Or am I the queen?

                                          JD




*Daddy's Gone* Father Part XXXXIV
#princess #AugustMusicMusings #WritingPrompts

CROWN
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July 23, 2018
 

If I were the princess
      I suppose then
             He was the prince
                     Both banished by a death
                           The "king" couldn't prevent.

                                                               JD




*Banished*  Father Part XXXXIII
#TheBanishedPrince #CMJulyChallenge #WritingPrompts
Background courtesy of Baguru on DeviantArt

LION
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July 23, 2018
 

  The cause
  Still not concrete
  Possible current thoughts
  In direct opposition
  Of what
  We were told
  So now
  Murder and memories
  Play out incessantly
  Like an unending
  Movie reel
  Over and over
  Through my mind.       JD




*Unending* Father Part XXXXII
#opposition #CMJulyChallenge #WritingPrompts
#MurderAndMemories #JulyFalls #PoetryChallenge

DARK NIGHT
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July 19, 2018
 

   Always his princess
          But now the crown is questioned
                'Cause I walked away.

                                               JD

*Denounced* Father Part XXXXI
#TheCrownIsQuestioned #CMJulyChallenge #WritingPrompts
#TrueStory

TO MOVE ON IS TO GROW
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July 17, 2018
 

Dear Grandpa,

Happy Birth anniversary! May your soul rest in peace. I'm sorry I couldn't learn to play violin. I'm learning to play keyboard instead. I'm sorry for not attending your phone call minutes before you passed away:( Old habits die hard. I do the same even now. I don't attend most phone calls. I'm being honest.. I was at a meeting when you called me up. My phone was lying elsewhere. I never thought you were on your last because you appeared to be recovering when I met you a day before you passed away. No use of apologising. I know it. Every time I think of you, I wonder what you would have told me had I attended your phone call that minute? Would you have asked me to take care of y...

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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July 13, 2018
 

                                
     My love for you
     Became watered down
     Just like your vodka
     After the ice had melted
     Had you just stuck with
     Your milk and coke concoction
     I would have had the chance
     To say "Good-bye"
     Or perhaps
     There would have been
     No need just yet
     Because you very well
     Might still be here
     Among us now.         JD


Here* Father Part XXXX
#WateredDown #JulyFalls #PoetryChallenge

COCKTAIL
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July 3, 2018
 

  
  In their eyes
  We were ungrateful
  And no good
  But they judged us
  Based on the word
  Of an alcoholic
  That we knew
  Better than they
  Ever could
  But that didn't stop them
  From stealing
  Everything he had
  Leaving us only
  To face the dreary existence
  Of a man we let go
  Long before his death
  And our pithy inheritance
  Of the unworthy.             JD


*Nothing Left*  Father Part XXXIX
#InheritanceOfTheUnworthy #CMJulyChallenge #WritingPrompts

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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June 25, 2018
 

If you ever feel indispensable or envy others or hate someone who wronged you, just picture a cemetery/crematorium in your head and tell yourself " Here lie all people who thought the world cannot run without them".

The new Melody (Angela)

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TEDx
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June 22, 2018
 

Dear papa,

My respect for you just grows by the day. Through the battles I know you endured, those battles I know nothing about and those I have just came to know, you persevered and is still persevering. Your strength is remarkable, an eye opener. Your determination is something you never failed to nurture.

I am forever grateful for all that you do. I am truly grateful to be blessed with you in my life.

Love always
Ana

MY HEART IN YOURS
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June 22, 2018
 

Encapsulation

You are the moon
And it’s lonely but yet
Fulfilling
There are some
That will
Love you the more
When they are down
But will move once
They are up on their feet
Others will be there
In all lives trajectories
They will help you soar
And will be there on your landing
They are your stars
You need them both
One -to have a feel
Of the magic of life
And the other-who knows
Life’s magic lives within you
You are not naive

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MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 22, 2018
 

Here rests the man I love the most. I took this picture when I last visited the cemetery, the most peaceful place on earth.

Mr. Benham,

I'm sorry for hurting you when you were alive. I'm sorry for disliking the name you gave me. I'm sorry for asking you " Were I born because you loved mom or because you just had sex with her?" I'm sorry for asking you to explain what was going on between you and mom. I'm sorry for not understanding what you were going through. I was naive. You are the most humble, simple and caring human I ever know of. Your deeds followed your words. You were a little stubborn and ill tempered but that's alright. I've gone upto you, they say. If we are both reborn in the...

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 21, 2018
 

When you are a dad, blessings come in pairs.

Thanks to the thousands of people on the lettrs network for helping me live a dream as a man, and father, of letters.

Yours in thanks, and hope,

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MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 19, 2018
 

              
I've spent
The last month
Wavering
Between guilt
And justification
For the life of me
I cannot decide
Which is the truth
Or how I should feel
     Maybe it is time
     To let myself
     Off of the hook
     And negotiate
     A compromise
     That will set
     Both my mind
     And his spirit free.     

                     JD

*Compromise* Father Part XXXVIII
#SetThemFree #JuneFalls #PoetryChallenge


ORIGINAL
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