Forever in My Heart

Forever in My Heart

A Poem by MsJewel
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Art ~ Carolina Gogalniceanu

 

 

Today

        I brought you flowers

a dozen carnations in red, white and blue

 

I would have picked them from mama’s garden

but it seems her flowers have refused to acknowledge springtime

this year

 

No this year

I bought them from a woman with grey hair

and bright pink lipstick,

           who blessed me

as she stroked the big yellow tabby

catching a nap in the shade of her folding chair

 

I wanted poppies…

in remembrance of the little red paper ones

you handed out in front of the grocery store on Veterans Day

 

You always looked so handsome in your dress uniform

proudly displaying your medals

        So tall…so strong…so brave…a hero

                         My hero…

 

Today

I brought you flowers…

           carnations

but in my heart…they are poppies

 

I love you Dad

Happy Father’s Day

 

© 2014 MsJewel


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There are so many hidden little gems in this write. The loss of a mother, the pride in a military man you know as your father, and the faith and loving devotion of a daughter all shine bright upon the colors of tribute you penned here Julie. A gift of poetry I am sure your father will cherish more than anything you could have bought for him.
I like how this ties in with your red poppy poem as well btw...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind and generous comment. Have a lovely evening my friend! :) Julie


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A beautiful poem for your father. You showed respect and honor for a good life. Thank you dear Poet for the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lovely poem for Father's Day. :-)

Kaze~

Posted 5 Years Ago


Dear friend,
This piece left me with wet eyes. Such beautiful descriptions. The pride and love shines through.
Great.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you my sweet friend. My father was a wonderful man. I miss him every day. I appreciate your ki.. read more
I would have picked them from mama’s garden
but it seems her flowers have refused to acknowledge springtime
this year
these two lines are so creativily penned, great tribute to your father Jewel

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your lovely words :) Julie
Awe, beautiful dedication sweets.. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you :) Julie
Julie, such a beautiful memorial to your father. He sounded like a great man and an honorable one. You pulled at my heart strings with this beauty!

Posted 6 Years Ago



It must be a point of pride to have this written about one's self by such a love-artist.

Makes the memories come alive.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words. I regret never writing poetry for my dad until he passed away...hope.. read more
Forest Green

6 Years Ago


Absolutely heartwarming...it's a legacy of love.
MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you
There was more than one tear shed over this - so damn beautiful! A magnificent dedication and one with such intricate imagery - really beautiful love, truly beautiful x

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Poppy. :) Julie
fantastic write, so emotional...loss, love, how much both parents mean to us in different ways...



Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob :) Julie
What a beautiful tribute poem for father's day.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

6 Years Ago

Thank you :) Julie

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MsJewel
MsJewel

The Beach, CA



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I've been writing poetry for 15 years. My poetry isn't unique in any way, but it is written from the heart. I have trouble keeping up with everyone's poetry, so please send me rr's. I enjoy rec.. more..

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