Daddy,

Today I would have called you to say Happy Birthday

you’d have asked me out of which sewer I’d climbed

We’d make a little small talk and then

I’d tell you that “I love you”

and the words would catch in your throat

You’d cough a little

I’d smile on the other side of the telephone line

through my tears

and you’d manage to say

‘Love you’  and offer a hasty goodbye

and that was enough for me.

You’re gone but not forgotten

Forgiven!

Loved!

Missed!

The world is not the same without you in it and the gaping

hole in my heart not yet healed.

I love you Nick.

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11 Comments on Gone but not forgotten … Daddy

  1. Lynette Jacobs
    July 11, 2014 at 22:02 (3 years ago)

    Sending a big cyber hug my precious friend xxx

    • Wendy
      July 13, 2014 at 07:26 (3 years ago)

      🙂 dankie vriendin

  2. Lynn
    July 12, 2014 at 05:55 (3 years ago)

    You said it perfectly!!!!

    • Wendy
      July 13, 2014 at 07:26 (3 years ago)

  3. Shybiker
    July 13, 2014 at 03:27 (3 years ago)

    How poignant. And heart-rending. My sympathies.

    • Wendy
      July 13, 2014 at 07:27 (3 years ago)

      Thanks sweet Ally ♡

  4. Judi
    July 13, 2014 at 23:57 (3 years ago)

    Big Hugs love

  5. Tanna
    July 14, 2014 at 15:40 (3 years ago)

    <3 ♡♡♡♡

  6. Natalie
    July 14, 2014 at 17:56 (3 years ago)

    So beautiful. Sending you sympathy and love.

  7. carmen
    July 15, 2014 at 22:37 (3 years ago)

    Very touching tribute to your dad. With tears I write, I know this heartache!!

    Sending love and hugs, peace to your heart!

    God bless you!

    ♥ carmen

    • Wendy
      July 16, 2014 at 15:52 (3 years ago)

      Thank you Carmen.