The Dreadful Day (A Talk in Heaven)

September 30, 2012
By Alexandra.97 BRONZE, Meridian, Idaho
Alexandra.97 BRONZE, Meridian, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." Albert Einstein

I lie back and watch the stars,
I think of you --
youre not too far.

Someday I'll see you
I'll hold you close,
and say the words we've never spoke.

I'll sit down
right next to you
and ask you how you've been.

I'll wait my turn
until you ask,
and I won't know where to start.

But you will be patient
when my eyes tear up
as I tell you about my friends.

I'll cry my eyes out
as I talk about the family
and how everyone has been.

I'll tell you the little things
I've never told anyone...
but wait-- I'm not done yet.

Please understand, Daddy,
when I'm angry.
Angry that you left us all alone.

I know you didn't mean to, Daddy.
I know it's not your fault.
I know you didn't know, Daddy, about that dreadful day on Earth.

The author's comments:
I lost my father a little more than 11 years ago, when I was only 3. I don't really remember him, which leads to a lot of imaginary conversations about what will happen when I meet him in heaven some day (If there even is a heaven?). I know other people must also wonder what their lives would or could have been like if one of their parents hadn't died too. I frequently find myself thinking about whether or not my dad and I would be close or not, and if I would be anything like him. Imagining meeting him someday makes thinking about him so much easier.

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