Remembering

by Jem Croucher

Jem & Dad

I think that now you would be proud
of all I have achieved
But on that day in seventy-four
I merely felt deceived
I was fifteen then and, waking rude
my sunshine went away
with suits upon the doorstep
on that dark and painful day
A long, black car, a hated suit
The deep hole in the ground
The falling ring upon the wood
That lonely, hollow sound
Bereft back then but I have lived
a life since that sad day
as two and forty years have passed
since Daddy passed away
So on this nineteenth day of second month
I’ll raise a glass to you
Recalling fifteen precious years
with the father that I knew

 

Photo – John A Croucher in 1960 with Jeremy on knee – Jempics

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4 Comments to “Remembering”

  1. This is so beautiful and sad at the same time. Nice!

  2. A beautiful heartfelt tribute to our father!

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