Dear Dad..

Dear Dad..

A Poem by Deborah Brooks-Langford

A Special Letter to my dad.


It was mid day when you took me by the hand so many years ago

it was you who would explain, that life was really good

worth living and so much fun...

You had an Impala 62 Chevrolet,

as we all piled in and to the movies we would go..

You been to war and come home with so many haunts,

 you loved  our momand would tell us all,  

we were your children and you loved us so...

Those were the days....the days of gold..

to us eight kids, you were bold and our hero..

Dear Dad, I am mailing this letter to heaven

because I know that's where you are..

Sunday is Fathers day, and I miss you so..

No more parties to give... no more barbecues

no more frying fish, and making us laugh to boot..

You loved your Lord, you loved us all

that was never the question, but I have to tell you so much more..

It's just not the same dad, since you have gone...

my life feels so empty..

Dear dad.. I miss you so....

And my son Jason is turning into my hero....

and how  delighted I am 

and proud to have another you .

So Dad you see, I believe every word you said, life is really good

and worth living and I know you send your love, to each one 

of us,  as our hearts are never empty, misplaced or forgotten,

and because Dad you left us a legacy, not of money I suppose,

but of adoring love and a better way to go  ...

Love your Daughter 

Debbie Brooks 2014

© 2014 Deborah Brooks-Langford

Author's Note

Deborah Brooks-Langford
dedicated to my dad.. i wrote this last fathers day.... he died last year june 30th..

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So sweet and tender..I have to agree with Mr. Dickens that your father smiles .. Thank you for sharing your heart and this special man with us !

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Deborah Brooks-Langford

8 Years Ago

Thank you for that wonderful comment
This is outstanding and spoke to me on a familiar, personal level. I know your father, like mine, looks down and smiles.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Deborah Brooks-Langford

9 Years Ago

thank you so much....

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Added on October 2, 2014
Last Updated on October 2, 2014
Tags: father, family, love, hope, death


Deborah Brooks-Langford
Deborah Brooks-Langford

Covington, TN

I am Debbie Brooks-langford..I am sixty years old...I have always liked writing.. Never thought I could actually do it... I started writing to help me remember things in my life. and trying to figure.. more..


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