While you were away …

Dear Dad,

While you silently smile and shine down on me like a star; not a single day passes without missing you. While you never visited me in my dreams for nearly a decade, not a single day passed without me daydreaming about the kind of man you must have been, to have touched all the lives you did and still gave me one. While your graveyard grew old and ragged, your epitaph stood strong like your legacy and my faith that soon you will meet me, even if only in my dreams. So we can talk about how it seems like it was just yesterday when a 7-year-old girl tightly held your hand while you were lying inside the cold mortuary as she wondered, why Dad wouldn’t wake up. Since you’ve been gone, I never changed. I am still 25 and dreaming of you; waking up and your infectious laugh. I dream of stroking your soft skin, picking up your calls just to vex you, and marveling at your graceful eyes and smile. While you were away, I was still your  HUGE fan.

3 thoughts on “While you were away …

  1. This short post evoked emotions in me, ones i have unsuccessfully tried to conceal from the world, ones i have tried so hard to convince myself will come to pass.it brought tears to my eyes and my heart went out to you.I lost my mum seven years ago,an this post totally told it all for me,there is not a day of my life that passes without me thinking about her.Sometimes when i get some good news i rush home to tell someone but the good news turns to sad news as she is not there for me to share it with her.its so heartbreaking.

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