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How Can I Not Remember You, Father

Rating: 5.0

I still remember the most fragrant flower
That assaulted my senses with wonder
The song that made me cry a river
Is vividly imprinted
In my heart's deepest corner.

How can I not remember you, Father
You brought me into this world
You live on through me
Yesterday, today
Until eternity.

I fondly remember
My strict elementary teacher
Her rules must be followed to the letter
So engaging yet loving
She treated me like a daughter.

How can I not remember you, Father
You are the namesake
Of my only brother
Every time I see myself in the mirror
I can see the shape of your face
And your eyes that werelike marbles.

I don't care who you were
All I remember is you are my father
I don't care how other people
Remember you
All I care
Is how I remember you.

I remember you
With love today
I spoke to God the other day
To bless your soul every single day
With each passing year
Memories of you linger.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved




















Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Robert Murray Smith 09 June 2018

A wonderful poem of remembrance.++10

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Bri Edwards 07 June 2018

Tweak: You lives on through me. Otherwise, nice line.. stanza 4: nice ppp alliteration! You are very lucky if these are your true feelings, well-expressed, which you hold for your father. To MyPoemList. bri :)

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Louis Rams 06 May 2018

when a father looks into his daughters eyes, his love and protection is completely blind - he sees in her all the beauties she has to give and in his heart she will forever live..

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Feipeng Shang 03 January 2018

A very touching piece dedicated to you beloved father......eternal.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 04 January 2018

Such a wonderful comment, Feipeng. Much appreciated.

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Kesav Easwaran 15 February 2020

If mother is treasure, father is the treasure chest. It is up to us only how we value them both. Touching poem Rose Marie. Speaks volumes of your devotion and love 10+

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Maverick 27 September 2018

Thank you rose for another wonderful poem dedicated to your father...10+++

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Valsa George 30 July 2018

We all have so many sweet memories associated with our parents! Reading your poem I am reminded of my father and the concern he had for his family and the hard work he put in to give his children a decent living! This poem is a lovely tribute of a grateful daughter who is full of pride that she has inherited his features! A 10

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Dr Dillip K Swain 29 July 2018

Moreover, you are a lovely daughter of your beloved father! I feel you must read this wonderful poem when you feel absence of your father dear Rose!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 16 July 2018

I remember you/With love today/I spoke to God the other day/To bless your soul every single day.......great remembrance...earnest prayer! I love and respect this profound piece of work loaded with tons of love and emotions! (10)

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