Ima Ryma


Dad's Touch - Poem by Ima Ryma

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.


Comments about Dad's Touch by Ima Ryma

  • Kim Barney (3/8/2018 9:29:00 PM)

    Very well done. I have fond memories of my dad also.
    I was expecting this poem to be humorous like most of your others that I have read, and was very surprised but not disappointed.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/8/2016 5:24:00 AM)

    We lived and loved and laughed a lot.
    Dad praised my hopes and soothed my fears.
    Learn from feeling - was what Dad taught.

    kneeling at the grave, i cried and Dad wiped my tears........ poetic fantasy immersed in deep love and sense of loss, marvelous words my dear poetess. tony
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/3/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Verily, a heart touching poem,
    After mother's love, the second greatest love is of a dad,
    Loved reading it..........10
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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/16/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    An amazing and touching poem..................................10 (Report)Reply

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  • (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

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  • (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

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  • 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

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  • (10/23/2007 10:35:00 AM)

    This touches my heart. My thoughts go out to you.
    Hugs,
    Dee
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  • (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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011


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