That last sunset
I stood by the window,
Watching the sunset.
Feeling a little low,
For darkness had now set.
But then I remembered what you’d said,
On that first sunset we watched together.
“The sun will again shine and let its light spread,
It is not gone altogether”
Those words to me were a hope,
Hope that there will be light,
And that I can cope,
Even through the darkest night.
But that day fifteen years ago,
When the sun had set,
The darkness would never go,
For from this world you’d left.
The sun that had set,
Would rise again the next morning.
But what my little mind couldn’t get,
That you’d gone forever without warning.
I knew you were sick,
But to me, that was temporary.
You would be healed, though not very quick,
And then we’d be happy and make merry.
From that day till this one,
There hasn’t been a day,
When I haven’t wished that I could run,
Into your arms and make you stay!
I still miss you a lot Daddy,
I miss you everyday.
I still think about those days sadly,
Those days you’d make me laugh and we’d play!
I now gaze at the sunset,
Blurred because of my tears.
Unable to accept reality yet,
Even after all these years!
This poem is dedicated to my Dad. Its been 15 years since he passed away. For the past few years I’ve written a poem for him every year on this day.