Forgetting the Past

happy senior

© 2011  Jeanne E. Webster.  All rights reserved


Dear Dad:


Where’ve you been all my life?

A funny face in a photograph.

Where were you during my strife,

Or when I needed to laugh?

I guess life goes on the same;

You went your way, not mine.

You did leave me your name,

With that I’ve done just fine.

Good to see you once again

After all those twenty years.

Don’t care where you’ve been;

You’ve wiped away my tears.

Let’s get on with our “today.”

Reconcile our hearts and souls.

Put aside all those yesterdays,

Let God finally make us whole.



your daughter


PS:  Fathers are so important to the lives of their daughters.