Mizpah #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo

mizpah
Image by GLady from Pixabay

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.

5 responses to “Mizpah #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo”

  1. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Such a touching poen, Reema. I could feel how much you miss your dad! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful poem, RIP dad, indeed a great tribute, and glad I learned the meaning of Mizpah

  3. Soumya says:

    Your dad would feel so proud looking at you now and reading this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the image you have used as well.

  4. This is a lovely poem. Your dad would be so proud of all that you’ve become.

  5. another lovely poem!

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