first birthday without you


Happy birthday, Dad

sad as today may be

before this day is through

you shall be remembered 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

My dad's first birthday after he passed away, today. He would have been 80.

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An achingly candid,

An achingly candid, beautifully scribed and precious tribute. My deepest condolences.  

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Thank you, Patricia, there is

Thank you, Patricia, there is a certain lift in grieving through poetry and friendships. You are much appreciated. /Rik.

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