Mizpah #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo
I don’t know why,
You had to leave so soon.
I was a little girl then,
And you’d promised,
You’d never leave me alone.
I didn’t realize that,
Death could make promises break.
For I even didn’t know,
What dying would entail,
For I didn’t know the cruelty of death.
Death took you away from me,
And we all know it was too early.
But I knew were with me all along,
Watching over me,
At every step of my way.
I missed holding your hand,
When I walked on paths unknown.
I missed hugging you tight,
When things were bad,
For you always knew how to make me smile.
Since the day you left,
I’ve just hoped that you are at a better place,
And your pain has ceased,
For that is why I believe,
You had to leave.
Though years have passed,
The pain is still the same.
Tears well in my eyes,
For I still miss you Dad,
How I wish you could come back.
Mizpah: emotional bond between two people separated physically or by death
Language : Hebrew
This poem is dedicated to my Dad whose death anniversary it is today. As a tribute, I write a poem for him each year on this day.
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) . I’m trying to weave poems around unusual words or words from other languages that are just beautiful.