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This Day (For Carmel Azzopardi)

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It has been a while since you passed away
Still my heart aches for you
It's almost spring
Yet still, too cold to visit you
I think of you often
But it's this day that my heart hurts the most
Because you were at yr happiest
With a special meal and birthday cake
You didn't need gifts to feel important
But for everyone to get together
That's what I remember
And yr goofy 'Homer Simpson' smile is
All I can see
When I close my eyes at night
I imagine you there locking the door
Like you were trying to save us
From the cruelty of the world
But you're not here
And I am lost in that ritual
Of making the house safe
Even for only myself
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: birthday,father daughter
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Today would have been my father's 86th Birthday
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COMMENTS
Richard Wlodarski 10 March 2021
A very heart warming tribute to a father that you had really loved.
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Kim Barney 10 March 2021
What a nice tribute to your father, LeeAnn! My father did live to be 86, so I guess I was lucky in that regard. Remember the positive things about him and cherish his memory.
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