Comforting Memories

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  in father's name
(posted by Punam)

"So, you must have gathered, today we are going to write about fathers. Whether you want to write about your father, a fictional father or yourself as a father, is up to you. The father you write about can be an ordinary dad, a demigod or a demon. To help you along I am sharing titles of some songs about fathers. Please use at least three in your poem on father. Use the title as is, though of course you can break the title or use punctuation if required but do not insert any word."

A warm, soulful brown
were my father's eyes.
Eyes that took in
what I said,
and how I looked.
Lavender colors him
father, a shade we
both loved–color 
and scent.  In Daddy's
hands I felt safe,
secure.  They held
my belly while teaching 
me to swim.  They guided 
my bicycle until I felt
confident. He showed joy in each
gift I made for him as a child, 
and praised me for all accomplishments,
small or large.  I miss him.

I used:

My father’s eyes: Eric Clapton
Color him father: The Winstons
Daddy’s hands: Holly Dunn

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Comforting Memories

  1. Sadje says:

    So beautifully written Sara.


  2. msjadeli says:

    You brought a tear to my eye with your poem, Sara.


  3. poetisatinta says:

    Beautifully expressed Sra 💕


  4. Mish says:

    Your words make it easy to understand why you miss him. A beautiful write.


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