Romeo Della Valle

Rookie - 125 Points (Ageless / Dominican Republic)

To My Dying Father


Silently you rest
In that cold and hard hospital bed
Your now muted words are trapped
Behind you barren lips

Patiently waiting for your turn,
You feel the hours and gray days
Slowly dying along with you
What seemed to be a long trip,
Is rapidly becoming shorter by the minute

Drown in a reservoir of memories and thoughts
You desperately try to re-capture the past
But only your legacy will remain
Worry don’t be for we will follow your steps
And one day we will meet again

Only one luggage is ready for you
Carrying nothing but your big heart!
I wish I could hold your aging hands
And tenderly kiss your cheeks
But the distance is so cruel
That would like to close my teary eyes
And be with you in your rainy day
But don’t worry my dear father,
You are not going to be alone at all
For the Lord will be with you

I know you are not afraid of dying
When your legacy you behind
And you will continue to live
Forever through my poetry!
I love you so much dear father
And one day I will see you again!

Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2011
Edited: Saturday, July 16, 2011

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  • Rookie Jim Troy (7/20/2011 10:35:00 PM)

    Romeo my friend....I come to you as you have asked to be with you in spirit, to reflect what it is to travel this experience.... and because of your vivid description, I travel a ways on this road with you. You have written about it as well as it could be told and I know that we who read about it are grateful to you for sharing it with us all... as we all reach out and touch you resprctfully and condolently......In our love............ Jim Troy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aqeb Benazir (7/16/2011 4:20:00 AM)

    I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a father can be really tough I know. the third paragraph was the most emotional part of your poetry. nicely done.
    I'm sure he died as a hero to you and everyone he cared for. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points C.R. Clark (7/16/2011 1:42:00 AM)

    Excellent poem, my friend. It really tugs on the heartstrings. I can feel your pain through your words. The idea of such great impending loss certainly stirs the emotions and, I think also the feeling of sheer helplessness to do anything about it. One can take comfort that there will be a grand reunion in the hereafter. Great work indeed.
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/16/2011 1:13:00 AM)

    It's really a great loss. I would like to share your sorrow. May God rest him in peace. This is a great poem. A 10 indeed. Kindly read my poem 'My beloved father' on page 1. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Urshula Davis (7/15/2011 10:54:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful! Sorry for your lost! His legacy shall live forever and everything will be ok! God bless you sir! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 32 Points Abdallah Gamal (7/15/2011 10:12:00 PM)

    I'm so sry for hearing that.. God mercy him.. and don't worry he will be in the Heaven waiting u in the Heaven by the will of God.. Love and peace for him, , and It's a nice poem to make u not forget that day and u both will be in the Heaven by the will of God :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ace Of Black Hearts (7/15/2011 8:33:00 PM)

    Great Poem, Sorry to hear your father is dying. And it is true through our parents we live.
    Thanks for the reminder of it. Every once in awhile its good to hear it, (Report) Reply

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