| General Poetry
posted December 8, 2017
The last goodbye
I met death once again tonight
he sat down by my side
we watched and prayed, in silent, mourn
over my father as he lied
Bells and voices barely heard
over the oxygen... silent breaths
I wondered to myself, alone
would he take his final rest
Hours passed, in retrospect
I remembered through my life
a violent man, he lived in rage
a hard life, so filled with strife
He lie there, life, still hanging on
as the fates met, rolled the dice
I would not know what they had read
but the room was cold as ice
Death turned his head and looked at me
said that all would be forgiven
but before Dad left this worldly coil
I'd have to release my hate so driven
No matter what this man had done
I was his blood, his bone, his "Sire"
what kept him here was guilt unsaid
and my heart so hard, on fire
As tears ran down my face and cheeks
I saw a light upon Dad's head
I swear I saw an angel's hand
...my heart filled full of dread
I looked upon the angel's eyes
I cried from my soul, so deep
I begged him for another chance
another day for Him to keep
I spoke out loud, so my father could hear
that I understood his pain, his torment
not a man of words, so proud, he was
tread a path so dark, abhorrent
It's then I saw in my father's eyes
as he looked deep in my soul
I felt his grief, his embarrassment
how he had lived his life so bold
Time stood still as we conversed
although not a word was said
then death ahem'd, and said farewell
I could watch (And wait), in lieu, his stead
All through the night I prayed alone
that we both would have one more chance
to mend our broken "Aiga"
rebuild our familial anse
Before I knew, the morn had broke
the cock had crowed the day
we had missed his final slumber
but for how long I could not say
I stood up tall and leaned his way
and kissed him upon his cheek
the hate had left us both... the same
both... so spent, we could not weep
For my father... we made it through the longest night.
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My father passed in silent peace on 12/13/17.
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