Saturday, April 26, 2008

Scrolling Saturday

Scrolling Saturday is a meme hosted by Such Simple Pleasures. Dust off an old post and post it again! How easy is that?

This was originally posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007.

Now and then…

The sadness creeps up on me.

As fresh and raw as if it were yesterday.

I am empty with loss.

The earth sits motionless on its axis.

Now and then…I wish I could see your face again.

Talk to you.

Show you pictures.

Share your wisdom.

Record your memories.

I wonder how life would have been,If you had lived.

Now and then I wonder…Would different choices be mine these past few years?

The stories you could share,

The influence of your knowledge,

Your example for the grandkids,

And mom, a different person without you.

And now and then…I’m okay;

I’m strong;

I’m fine.

Now and then…I can forget the way you died.


Without warning,

Unanticipated and too soon.

And I know I can never forget.

But now and then, I won’t remember.

Mostly now, there’s a hole in the universe where you should be.
In Loving Memory of my Father

L. D. Rankin

3/14/35 – 10/10/04


  1. What a wonderful, heart-touching tribute. Thank you so very much for re-posting.

  2. That is a beautiful tribute to your father. You have touched my heart and my tear ducts.

  3. This is such a wonderful poem. Did you write it? I'd love be able to have it where I can read it everyday. I lost my mother suddenly and what you wrote are the exact thoughts I have frequently. Thank you for sharing this.


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