Dad's Touch Poem by Ima Ryma

Dad's Touch

Rating: 5.0


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 OF THE POEM
Con Nie 20 October 2007

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

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Dee Daffodil 23 October 2007

This touches my heart. My thoughts go out to you. Hugs, Dee

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rajagopal haran 28 October 2007

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

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Rajkamal P.j 15 August 2014

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

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Rajkamal P.j 15 August 2014

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

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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 October 2020

Dad was your best friend. He had understood you very well. This is very true. Dad's touch delighted you. But when he died you got much pain and sorrow. This poem makes us emotional. May soul of your dad rest in peace! This is an amazing tribute poem! ....5 stars..

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Chinedu Dike 18 September 2019

Deep passionate feelings elegantly brought forth from with conviction. Very heartfelt with strong emotions. Thanks for sharing.

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A B Faniki 06 August 2019

Heartfelt poem about lossing a love one. It is indeed earth shattering most times. Ty

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Kim Barney 08 March 2018

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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Dr Antony Theodore 08 May 2016

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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