If only

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The pain is there Dad though it has been years,
If only you
hadn’t gone away.
My eyes still are filled with tears,
If only you could wipe
them away.
Why did you have to go Dad?
If only it was just the pain that went
Thinking about it makes me sad,
If only you knew how much I miss you each
 Never knew that my time with you was so less,
If only you could stay with me
The ways of life I can hardly guess,
If only I could be stronger.
grown up now doing the best that I could,
If only I could see your proud smile.
would just be so good,
If only I could bring you back, at least for a while. 
Note: Dedicated to my Dad who died of cancer on this day 14 years ago. From the past few years I have decided to write him a poem on this day. 

9 responses to “If only”

  1. neha says:

    Beautifully expressed, Reema. He must be so proud to have a beautiful daughter like you. God bless you.

  2. Reema, I hope you remember my comment on your letter to your dad. Your dad surely watches you, and is proudly beaming, telling the angels that you're his lovely daughter.
    Yes, the pain cannot go away completely. But the strength to bear it can increase. I do hope that you stay strong, and keep achieving laurels in all spheres of life, to keep your mom and dad both proud.
    God bless, and do take care 🙂

  3. Nimi Arora says:

    God bless you dear. Your strength and love is inspiring…

  4. Touching. This poem shows that your Dad is still alive and watching over him. You've brought him back:)

  5. Arlee Bird says:

    this is so touching. As a father of four daughters I can relate to the sadness–I hope I have many years ahead to share with them. I also lost my father to cancer 25 years ago. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of him.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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