For my father (and for me)

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  1. "The Longest Night of the Year"

    The darkness is fading
    The light is returning
    But you will still be gone.

    And Christmas is coming
    And Christ is our saviour
    But you will still be gone.

    Like Christ we can cry
    And like Christ we can pray
    But you will still be gone,

    And New Year's eve we will fight
    To save your last living year
    But time will still march on.

    And winter will freeze
    And spring will grow flowers
    And you will still be gone.

    And spring will bring green leaves
    And summer a heat wave
    And you will still be gone.

    And your children will grow old
    Their bones will grow weary
    And you will still be gone.

    And we'll bury our mother
    On the hillside next to you
    And then you'll both be gone.

    And this is the longest night of the year.
    And God in his wisdom made time the great healer.

    The darkness is leaving.
    The light is returning.
    But you will still be gone.



    I always miss my father this time of year, all the way thru Christmas. Don't want to bum anybody out, just wanted to post this and express myself. Thank you!
     
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Beautifully done! The repetition of that one line works very well to express your feelings and evoke them in your readers.

    :hug:
     
  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Instantly made me think of my grandfather, dead these many years but still missed :hug:
     
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing :)
     
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