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Memories (For DAD)

Memories (For DAD)

Today marks exactly three years ,my Dad passed away. This morning as I woke up the events of that particular day just rolled down my memory’s lane. Painful at it is, I choose to dwell on all times we shared together and the lessons I learned from him. A lot of people who knew him celebrate him as a hero but he was more than that to my siblings and I. This poem is to his honor.

The Irish say when your father dies,

You lose your umbrella against bad weather

But with the tools you equipped us with,

We have stood our ground and tilled the fields of our lives

We have cultivated joy in place of sorrow

Gratitude in place of questions

Tears have been magically changed to smile

For the rainbow of the sweet fragrance of memories clear the clouds

Of shackled pain and anguish that trapped our hearts

We think about the fleeting years, too quickly, gone for good
It seems like only yesterday

The events drip down our memories like blood form an open sore

You were our shelter when Mummy passed on,

No matter what the storms of life brought down on you,
You held the tapestry of our lives together like the waft and weft in a loom.

And instilled in us the fear of the Lord.

Papa Gee, You taught us that hard work pays off,
And so the lives you tended now overflow

Like the banks of a never drying river

Our lives are bountiful

For you taught us how to give
In your firm and steadfast way
You taught us how to live.

Three years down the lane, we are all smiles when we talk about you

And all we can do is thank God for giving us a father like you.

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Posted by on August 9, 2013 in Poems

 

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SEYRAM

SEYRAM

This little poem is dedicated to my BIG SISTER who has been my Mother and Father on her BIRTHDAY which is today.

Sweet as the tweets of birds at dawn

Humming the chorus of the whistling breeze

Heard by the itchy ears of the green leaves

About the songs the waters of the streams sing to the land

 

Elegant as the moon in its full queenly regalia

Surrounded by its counsel of stars and galaxy

You brighten every corner with your love and blessing

A true gem to all

 

Youthful as a candle burning in the thick blankets of darkness

You are a woman after God’s heart

Faith rooted in every cell of you well-crafted body

And every breath you take is praise to the Lord.

 

Royalty undefined ; daughter of Zion

Nobility is a gown you wear to reflect the grace

Bestowed on you by the heavenly father

Well of beauty and charm that soothes the soul

 

African beauty with brains

Home maker with a golden touch

Comforter with a big heart

A true blessing for Mawuga

 

My big Sister

My Friend

My critic

My girlfriend

My Dad

My Mom

Mother of my niece and nephew

Wife of my brother-in-law

My blood.

My family

A woman worth celebrating

 

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Poems

 

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