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Father Oh Father:(Tribute to my Late father, Dr. Ebeke Ude Dagogo OMUBO Snr)

We try to understand the phenomenon TIME,
We all seem to need more of it
But TIME seems to elude us all.
Father dear Father
A day rarely goes by without my having flashbacks;
The headaches, high blood pressure, mum’s 70th birthday, your sudden illness and hospitalization
And then in a twinkle of an eye,
You were gone, Poof!
 
Please can someone explain what happened?
Yesterday, you were with us,
Today you are not;
You’ve gone on what I like to call an adventure, into the land of our ancestors.
It may be a year since you began your adventure but my dear father,
It still hurts pretty bad,
The pain’s still fresh
Just like that fateful night
When I was alone with you
And suddenly noticed you had began (begun) your adventure.
 
All these while I’ve been trying to understand DEATH and TIME;
So far I’ve come to learn that depending on what God Almighty has destined our earthly time to be,
We could stick around for as little as a second or if lucky for as long as our folks.
It all goes to show that we need to value our here better
Because when the time come to start THAT adventure,
There’s no turning back.
 
My dear Father
Despite the pain that lingers in the core of my being,
I’ve got to try and let go.
 
Father I wish you well;


As the tears roll down and as I seek PEACE to stop the PAIN,
I pray for God to grant you peace as well.
Time’s precious, it’s ever changing and waits for no one.
Rest well my father, rest well.
Au revoir mon pere, au revoir;
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Elsie Omubo More than 1 year ago
It's all about the love of a daughter for her father and since his demise, her quest to understand the relationship between death and healing of pain.
Poetry.com 3 out of 5 based on 2 votes.
Brian anderson More than 1 year ago
Very touching tribute. I liked it a lot. :)
Elsie Omubo More than 1 year ago
Thanks Brian for your comment.
Michael Downs More than 1 year ago
As a tribute to your late father, it reveals a lot about you and your suffering. As a poem, it reads more like prose that has been chopped up to resemble poetry. Now that you have your feelings and the idea on paper, the real work of transforming this into a poem that reads like a poem begins. With a little hard work, rethinking some of the terms and structure of the poem, you cold turn this into an amazing poem and an outstanding tribute to your father.
Elsie Omubo More than 1 year ago
Thanks and will try and improve.
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