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

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

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



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dear Lydia..." a new quiet is born this moment..."
a reverent time of remembering the harmony of happiness. Belgium's blue sky and Daddy's smile.
Perfect words to glow in candlelight. truly, Pat

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Pat. Lydi**
This has the exact tone of the sacred bond of love a daughter has for her father. You express it in reflection and the dream metaphor give it an earthly yet surreal quality. It all complements the photo. Such memories are golden Lydi.

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Indeed, they are, John. Thank you so much. Lydi**
I love the photo and the poem. You have kept his memory alive and introduced him to the world. Lovely!

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Linda. Lydi**
Very beautiful tribute to ur dad ...
Nice pic...for all of us our dad will always remain our super hero .. mine is also not physically present with me ...but I know he always watches over me...

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Indeed, our dads were our heroes...and so it shall ever be. Thank you, Galadriel. Lydi**
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 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Neville, thank you so much. I appreciate the visit. Lydi**
This is brilliant & lovely & precious! The photo is so bangin'! What an awesome share! Coming from a broken home, it's always a delight to see what it feels like to have a great relationship with your father. Thanks for sharing that! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Margie. I know I was fortunate to have the parents I did. LydI**
this is beautiful....he would love it...and such a great photo---i remember 1970, sort of...

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

I remember it....but I think through rose-colored glasses. Thanks, Jacob. Lydi**
So soft and gentle. Which is as it should be. This really is lighting the soul candle. Beautiful.

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Ken. Lydi**
Beautifully written Lydi, and such a happy, smiling photograph too. But what happened when you wanted to go left and he wanted to go right? :)

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Smiling here.....that was so long ago. I am sure he steered that tricycle built for two! Thank you.. read more
Lydi, this poem is such a beautiful expression of love. And such amazing poetry, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this unforgettable tribute to your Daddy.

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Divya. Lydi**
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

You are welcone. I loved the photograph too. It makes one wish intensely we could go back in time.
Lydia

1 Year Ago

If only, my friend!

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