i am there

i am there

A Poem by Lydia






i click my heels three times and i am there

in less comfortable shoes and much younger of course

and you are there too

that space between your two front teeth showing

because you are smiling

you always were

the clouds look so soft up there in the azure sky

you invite me to join you on one

singing a slightly off key tune

but in your voice any song is a lullaby

the sun peeks through a cloud

                        a sequin in the sky

a new quiet is born in this moment

i awaken from the dream

to light the yahrzeit candle for yet another year

because you were my daddy


© 2017 Lydia



Author's Note

Lydia
the photo of my daddy and me was taken in 1970 in blankenburg, belgium

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These are such beautiful words Lydi and as always so skillfully crafted. On this occasion you have made available to us here a truly beautiful dedication to your daddy. Oh' and what's more, the photo of you both is smashing too. I am truly glad that I stopped by here today.....N

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

Neville, thank you so much. I appreciate the visit. Lydi**



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I think it is wonderful that a young lady can enjoy her daddy. i had my grandfather to thanks as a true wonderful, loving man. thanks for this lovely poem.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

7 Months Ago

A father-daughter good relationship is all important in a little girl's life....grandfather's often .. read more
What a lovely picture, and what a nice tribute to your daddy! This is a heartwarming poem, and I learned something new, I never heard of a yahrzeit candle before. I lost my dad, too, and tears come to my eyes every time I think about him.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

So sorry for your loss, Karen. We never forget them. Thank you for the lovely review. Lydi**
Lydia Hi. It's not quite the right word, but I enjoyed this. I think it flows very well and paints pictures of you and your father that feel real..[One of my favourite lyrics is Mike & The Mechanics 'Living Years'. I recommend a listen, though the father-son relationship there was more stormy than how yours seems to have been].

If I have a suggestion, it would be to reduce the obviousness on the last 2 lines. Yahrzeit and 'yet another year' are unnecessarily duplicative; and I personally would have a different last line, something like 'and one of these years, Daddy, we'll again ride those clouds'. But that's me not you. It's very good and may I say thank-you for sharing it.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Actually, no they are not the same at all, Nigel. What I meant was I am lighting the candle for the.. read more
One solitary tear slips down my cheek as your beautiful words touch me deeply. Love to you always my dear friend.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Sharon...for the empathy and the review. Lydi**
Such a wonderful and loving tribute. ~Jim

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

Hey Jim! Always a nice surprise to see a review from you. Hope your summer is going well. Lydi**
Desert Knave

9 Months Ago

My pleasure. Summer has been iffy so far, but has me trying to write. Have an awesome weekend. ~Jim
Lydia

9 Months Ago

You do the same, my friend.
I'm here in miracle land with words that speak in the grand scheme of little things. What a cutie!

regards,
al

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Thank you, Al. Lydi**
What a beautifully written piece this is, Lydi! This is truly when you shine your brightest - when your heart overflows with the love of family. Every woman's heart skips a beat for their Daddy...I know mine forever will!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

You know I have written about my Daddy many times, dear Kelly. Thank you so much for your review. .. read more
This is wonderful! It conveys love, and I don't know who it is at first, but I can tell that you appreciate the memory. Love the cloud imagery. and the words you use. Nice poem.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

It was about my father....the man in the photo with me. I was only 17 at the time. Thank you for t.. read more
Love how you set this poem up. Its structure carries the readers eyes down a wave of excitement and emotion. I love "a new quiet is born in this moment." Great photo too :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Ally. Lydi**
A wonderful poem and memory. I love the old photos. I wish I took more. Thank you dear Lydia for sharing your amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Lydia

9 Months Ago

Everyone teases me about how many photos I take. I love them. Thank you, John. I appreciate your .. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

The photos are wonderful my friend and you are welcome.

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