Through 7 Year Old Eyes

 

She sees her father

through 7 year old eyes

she was only that old

when he was taken

a young man

only 44

who had his whole future

before him

a gentle soul who loved

his family of 4

who worked hard

and lived an exemplary life

he was so kind

he was one of a kind

how does one remember

a dad who went too soon

his memory hard to recall

when so young

he is remembered with tears

by his family

and remembered fondly

by all who knew him

she clings to his memory

little scraps of what she can recall

as seen through the mist of passing time

and 7 year old eyes.

 

◄ ANGER

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Tom

Sun 10th Nov 2019 10:14

This is beautiful and moving.

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poemagraphic

Sat 9th Nov 2019 19:44

Very poignant d

A thought provoking read.

I seem to find my memory of times past, is actually getting better. Whereas my short term memory is becoming more elusive with age.

Po

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 9th Nov 2019 14:09

\My own father died too young, aged 50. I was five and mercifully
too young to have known him either as a father or a man. My mother
and older siblings bore the brunt of the cruelty of his early death.

d.knape

Sat 9th Nov 2019 11:52

Photos fade
and so does memory
so sad.

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