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June 17, 2012 / sharoncopy

Father’s Day, from far away

I wrote this in 1994. Today is the first time in many years that I will spend Father’s Day with my Dad. 🙂

Father’s Day from far away

By Sharon L. Bratcher

You’re terribly far away,

Yet you’re with me in an instant

A touch of the phone and there’s your voice–

I love to hear your words, your laugh,

Your stories, your jokes, your love.

I wish we could talk once a week.

Even when we don’t talk

Just knowing you’re there is reassuring–

The possibiliity for contact comforts.

Certain tasks and mannerisms

Bring you near to me – like

Hearing myself sound like you.

And always, always, the sound of a circular saw outside.

I hope we’ll have a lot more Father’s Days together–

Or at least in our minds.

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