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Celebrating the 92nd Year of My Father's Birth

A chapter in the book 2016


by mountainwriter49

Happy Birthday, Papa

Oh how the time flies quickly as I age
and mem’ries of you fade as vision dulls.
Some images, once clear upon the page,
have turned to faded sepia...I mull
the time when we would fish along lake’s shore
and drive the twisting mountain roads with glee
as we’d slide through the hairpin curves galore.
We’d stop along the way so we could see
the majesty of setting sun as peaks
turned from the softest blue to darkest black.
‘Tis memories as these I’ll always keep,
eclipsing times when I deserved your slack.
A father’s love transcends all earthly time,
to have him close again would be sublime.

7 January 2016.............................................................................


Sonnet Poetry Contest contest entry


Poetic Form:
Shakespearean Sonnet: written in iambic pentameter with abab cdcd efef gg rhyme pattern.

Celebrating the 92nd year of my father's birth. He would have been 92 on 9 January. He has been gone since the summer of 1999. Isn't it amazing how we remember the good things, the simple things about those whom we love?

He taught me to drive on twisty mountain roads when I was only 13. This was way before I had drivers education and a learner's permit. Every time I drive mountain roads I think of him. Thank you, Papa!

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