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Why Is My Heart Surprised? - Poem by Debora Short

for my dad, the quiet captain of life


Why is my heart surprised?
I can break gravity
Skipping that happy child dance
Then I remember that blue tag
Hanging from my windshield mirror...

Why is my heart surprised?
Walking hand and hand with my dad
Delighting in those wondrous aero-antics...
Then I recall that those Blue Angels
Gave way to flights on the Wings of Eagles...

Why is my heart surprised?
Walking together each afternoon
On those Castaway docks
A strawberried toddler reciting,
Hammerhead, Bull Dolphin, Weakfish, Grouper
Then I remember my Captain sold his vessels
No more are those rocking tuna towers
Seen from those Sandy Shores of Miami..
Farewell, Spindle beak, Farewell Noble Shark...

Why is my heart surprised?
Flying in that squirrelly little tail-dragger
No more Luscombe tales, no more Eastern Flights
No more shouting in that noisy sky...
Piper Cub two o'clock!
Then I remember Carcinoid
Grounded my dear pilot..

Why is my heart surprised?
Suddenly, my heart caught my mind..
Today I recall...sadly,
My head informed my heart
I am no longer skipping that happy child dance
Instead...suddenly my heart
Is turkey ~ necked, old and tired...
Farewell, dear captain, Farewell, dear daddy...


(May 3,2005 ~ Bell's Island, North Carolina)


Comments about Why Is My Heart Surprised? by Debora Short

  • Veteran Poet - 1,640 Points Adeline Foster (6/28/2011 1:41:00 PM)

    This is a very good offering here. To tell the truth, I was surprised and moved. Hope you try mine - To Maurice.
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  • Rookie - 195 Points RAY LUCERO (2/25/2006 1:40:00 PM)

    Debora,

    Just wanted to share, how your poem inspired my most recent offering dedicated to my Dad,
    entitled 'RAYMOND'...

    Thank You,

    Ray (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points RAY LUCERO (2/23/2006 9:24:00 PM)

    Debora,

    Touching, descriptive and beautiful...

    Lost my Dad some years ago and I still remember riding the hills of Colorado and Utah with him during summer break. He was the man that initiated me into manhood with the simple organic life of a cowboy.

    There is not greater joy to a child than loving their Dad.

    Blessings,
    Ray (Report) Reply

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Poems About Farewell

  1. 1. Why Is My Heart Surprised? , Debora Short
  2. 2. The Heart Cry , Francis William Bourdillon
  3. 3. A Woman's Farewell , Arthur Henry Adams
  4. 4. Farewell , Sydney Thompson Dobell
  5. 5. Botany Bay , Anonymous Oceania
  6. 6. Epitaph: Being Part Of An Inscription Fo.. , James Beattie
  7. 7. Red Rose , sarah bishop
  8. 8. The Four Bridges , Jean Ingelow
  9. 9. But Why? , Angelo Ventresco
  10. 10. Sins Of Man Kind , noha el3wdy
  11. 11. Rhomboidal Dirge , George Wither
  12. 12. Farewell, My Friends, Adieu , Verona Valentine
  13. 13. My Frost-King - Song I , Louisa May Alcott
  14. 14. Farewell , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  15. 15. Farewell To Summer , Joseph T. Renaldi
  16. 16. The Troubadour. Canto 4 , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  17. 17. Villanelle , Victor James Daley
  18. 18. Farewell To Your Friendship , Jennifer Rondeau
  19. 19. Dr.Springer , James McIntyre
  20. 20. Ave Et Vale , Muriel Stuart
  21. 21. His Indian Love To Diogo Alvarez , Louisa Stuart Costello
  22. 22. Farewell My Love , Ailei ...
  23. 23. On Resigning A Scholarship Of Trinity Co.. , William Lisle Bowles
  24. 24. Phyllis, Farewell , Thomas Bateson
  25. 25. Goodbye To A Farewell Friend , Nicole Edwards
  26. 26. The Word Farewell , Francis Duggan
  27. 27. Goodbye, Farewell , Kolabomi Adeko
  28. 28. Farewell, Farewell, Our Alma Mater Dear! , Dr John Celes
  29. 29. Gothic Welcome Speech , Arwen Lee CW
  30. 30. The Train , vinodkumar kizhakeveetil
  31. 31. Gothic Welcome Speech Version 2 , Arwen Lee CW
  32. 32. The Dead , John Le Gay Brereton
  33. 33. Night Comes Creeping , Rose Terry Cooke
  34. 34. Farewell To Bath , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  35. 35. Farewell Farewell I Bid You Adieu , GAYLE ANNE GOFF
  36. 36. Farewell The Bowl , John Pierpont
  37. 37. Ballad Iv , Christine de Pizan
  38. 38. A Farewell To A Manager , Wida Tausif
  39. 39. In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabet.. , Anne Bradstreet
  40. 40. Farewell Trance , JENIE FRANKSAY
  41. 41. ' Farewell Fairy ' , John Michael Marroquin
  42. 42. Upon His Sister-In-Law, Mistress Elizabe.. , Robert Herrick
  43. 43. Xvi , Mark Strand
  44. 44. Farewell , maria sudibyo
  45. 45. ! ! Senryu To A Curry In A Hurry , Michael Shepherd
  46. 46. Farewell! , hazem al jaber
  47. 47. Farewell Beloved... Farewell , Walter Sanson Lotilla
  48. 48. Farewell To Eliza , Robert Burns
  49. 49. Reproach , Charles Mackay
  50. 50. Bound For Sourabaya! , Charles Henry Soutar
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