Treasure Island

Ima Ryma


Dad's Touch


Growing up, all I had was Dad.
He was my best friend, come what may.
At times, I cried when I was sad.
Dad gently wiped my tears away.
There weren't that many times for tears.
We lived and loved and laughed a lot.
Dad praised my hopes and soothed my fears.
Learn from feeling - was what Dad taught.
I wished that we'd go on and on.
But, that wish withered when Dad died.
I waited till they all had gone.
Kneeling next to his grave, I cried.

I missed Dad more than words could say.
Dad gently wiped my tears away.

Submitted: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011

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  • Rajkamal P.j (8/15/2014 4:49:00 AM)

    A touchy poem. A good write. Rationally, now we have to learn to learn from thinking than feeling if you agree. OK (Report) Reply

  • Rajkamal P.j (8/15/2014 4:49:00 AM)

    A touchy poem. A good write. Rationally, now we have to learn to learn from thinking than feeling if you agree. OK (Report) Reply

  • rajagopal haran (10/28/2007 5:35:00 AM)

    the poem takes me to the days when my father was with me; the phrase ' come what may ' was frequently used by my dad to assert and do things without worrying about results/consequences; thanks for bringing my dad before my mind's eyes; God Bless You (Report) Reply

  • Con Nie (10/20/2007 3:14:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem about your dad. Very heartfelt. I am sure it was most wonderful to have a loving father in your life. Keep taking good care of yourself. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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