Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 13th

 
It's my Father's birthday.
I almost forgot.
Isn't that sad.
Time.
 
When I was young,
we always had a grand party.
Having it between Holidays
was way too much fun.
 
I grew up thinking
that everyone
celebrated
their Dad's day
the way I did.
 
My Father has been gone
a long, long time.
Twenty three years.
 
Both my parents
have been gone
for a while.
Mom was ten years
after Dad.
 
I've been a grown
up orphan for a while.
 
I almost didn't
remember
but I was talking
to someone
and they were saying
how it was almost
Valentine's Day.
And, I said,
It's my Dad's Birthday.
 
Happy Birthday
to one of
the nicest people
I ever knew.
 
~ JC ~

6 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Sending you hugs as you remember your dad. It's okay that you almost forgot...it's a long time and it doesn't mean that your love for him is any less.

Brian said...

Hugs from all of us and Happy Birthday to your Dad. Dads make some of the best memories.

Purrfect Haven said...

sending you much care and purrs. Beautiful poem and tribute. lovely to visit you again, Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

William said...

You'll never forget the best parts.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Cherish your wonderful memories. My dad has been gone34 years this year. Long time but he will always be in my heart.

Happy Heart Day to you all!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad and Happy Valentines Day to you..

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math



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Ashton

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Jasmine

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