Eman Elbadawi

My Father

He was
No I can't say 'he was'
He is
In my heart
He is
In the core of my heart
He is
In the heart of my love
He is
My love
His gentleness
I can never forget
Valentine is at the door
And still
I can not love
Anyone more
His death
Was a birth for him
And for myself
A death
To happiness
Seven years have passed
And men are his shadow!

Submitted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Comments about this poem (My Father by Eman Elbadawi )

  • Rookie Aashish Ameya (8/16/2006 2:43:00 AM)

    u r lucky u had this kind of father...good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amany Kamal (4/18/2006 12:12:00 PM)

    Eman, I just love your poems. Your feelinhs are evidently so true and honest
    Amany (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Peter A. Crowther (10/31/2005 1:25:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful tribute to your father and a testimonial to your great love for him. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (6/14/2005 10:13:00 AM)

    This poem, simple as it seems, says so much more than its few words and short lines. It is the essence of love and a wonderful tribute to your father.

    Raynette (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 837 Points Lamont Palmer (6/14/2005 8:53:00 AM)

    Eman, this poem deserved more than a 6. It has unique string of words to describe your dad. I just lost my dad on May 14th of this year, so I could feel the pain in the lines which matched the pain in my heart as well. Keep strong, friend...and take care. (Report) Reply

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