Dear Dad

With each passing year, your absence
makes its presence felt
Now I count your loss in decades

Many lifetimes have come and gone
since you left, yet I miss you more
each time this day comes around

Perhaps the older I grow, the better
I understand the void you left behind
Death didn’t seem a big word then

Perhaps I was too small
to measure its significance
in the seconds, minutes,
hours I now count

So I look to the heavens today
with tears clouding my vision
say Happy Birthday, Dad

I wish I could wish you back into this life
So you could see how I’ve grown
Perhaps that twinkle in the sky
is the one in your eyes, the one
saying you are proud of me

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

11 thoughts on “Dear Dad

  1. “Perhaps the older I grow, the better
    I understand the void you left behind”

    My dad is ‘in his last days’ now. What wonderful thoughts.

    Thanks you so very much for taking an interest in my blog. I hope that you will find my stories interesting for some light and casual reading, but intriguing enough in their complexity to want to visit often. Anytime you visit, I love feedback. I am still a writer very rough-around-the-edges. Any feedback I can get, I cherish! Thanks again for your visit.

  2. mumsthewordblog1 says:

    I’m sure he’s watching over you with a twinkle in his eye and a proud smile on his face 😃🐻

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