Reunited Poem by Angela Wybrow


Rating: 4.9

When I received a letter from my Dad,
Saying he didn't want to meet,
I decided to go and confront him.
I wasn't going to admit defeat.

'I told you in my letter not to come.
I thought I made that perfectly clear!
It would never work. I don't even know you, '
Were not the words I'd hoped to hear.

'It's too late, ' he told me.
'You've got your life. I've got mine.'
He was shocked when I told him
I'd lost my Mum in an accident when I was nine.

My brother, Luke, asked me to stay in touch.
He was begging me to stay,
But there seemed nothing between me and Dad,
And I thought it best for me to go away.

When I was small, we went for walks.
It was always Dad's hand I wanted to hold.
It kept me from falling.
It kept me from the cold.

I was sitting in the car ready to leave,
But took one last look out the window.
Dad was stood there. I went to him.
'Don't go, ' he pleaded. 'Please, don't go! '

As he held my hand in his
For the first time in thirty years,
I found it totally impossible
To hold back the flood of tears.

I put my head on his shoulder,
And we held each other tight.
This was the moment I'd dreamed of,
And now I was convinced the moment was right.

Bernard F. Asuncion 22 April 2017

One last look out the window.... congrats on being chosen....

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 April 2017

The moment was right! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rajnish Manga 22 April 2017

A very emotional poem indeed. Misunderstandings and rigidity leave a lasting impact on relationships, howsoever close. Thanks. And now I was convinced the moment was right.

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Tom Allport 22 April 2017

a nice poem of reconciliation that pulls at the heart strings? ........wonderfully written.

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Chinedu Dike 16 October 2019

An interesting story of reunion written with clarity of thought and mind, passionate and very heartfelt. Thanks for sharing.

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Savita Tyagi 22 April 2017

Very touchy and heartwarming poem. For the sake of convenience society had been giving message to block these emotions and many believed and followed that path but this poet's heart knows better.

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Clarence Prince 22 April 2017

Very touching! Yet to have made up, it was the right thing to do. A good read, thanks for sharing!

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Anil Kumar Panda 22 April 2017

Emotionally strong write. I am glad you reunited with your father whom you held in high esteem. With nice flow and rhyming it is a very nice poem.10+++

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Geetha Jayakumar 22 April 2017

A Beautiful reunion with perfect understanding. Loved reading it. Congrats on member poem of the day.

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Angela Wybrow

Salisbury, Wilts, UK
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