Return me to a gentle land
Gather me in, take my hand
Restore my mind to calmer days
Remove the scene that still replays
over and over, jamming my head
Bring me serenity, a constant thread
of restoration, courage anew
Let me forge ahead, source my strength from you
Know that with each breath and every pace
I take you with me, see your face
Hear your laughter, envisage your smile
Yes, we are parted, but just for a while
Life is but a moment, a wrinkle, a sigh
This is only adieu, Dad, not forever goodbye.


Because time passes, pain eases, gratitude settles in and new dawns are always possible. Amazingly, I wrote this poem before reading Grace’s introduction at Open Link Night – and yet it just seems to fit. I have so much for which to be grateful.

Please do visit the dVerse Open Link Night for examples of some very fine poetry indeed – and be inspired… Join us!

35 thoughts on “Sunrise

  1. Very sweet letter written on the wind. I’ve composed many of these to my departed, and you’re right: the ending is always, until we meet again.

  2. hugs…thinking of those that passed…and in particular parents…its so hard…we lost my wifes mom several years ago…one of the hardest times in my life….it is a slow releasing….

  3. I am taken back by the similar vein of which we have written…as if we were being called upon to this very moment in time. I believe in life after, we wave adieu till we see them once more.

    1. Thank you, Bjorn. I haven’t gone back and read any of my writing from that time yet. I think I need to make this stage of positivity and hope settle in and feel more permanent before I revisit. You have an excellent memory!

    1. Thank you, Claudia. This blog has helped me through the toughest of times over the past few months, and germinated connections I never expected. My dad was proud of my creativity – I’m definitely my father’s daughter!

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