When I'm Gone

When I'm Gone

A Poem by Phil Hubbard
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A note to my adult children

"

Will you miss me when I'm gone?

 

Will there be days when you think,

if I turn around he will be there?

 

Will you reach for your phone

to call or to text

when you need a hand

and realize

there's no service here.

 

Will you think about the choices

I made

that affected your life

and the choices you've made

to become who you are?

 

Are you angry and resentful

about all the moves

the separation

the distance

the disruption

I caused in your life?

 

Will you remember at all

that I didn't turn away

now that you're grown?

 

That I was there to help you

in every way

with the choices you've made

with support

and encouragement

a strong back

and a willingness

to share what I have?

 

Will you remember me

with pride

or with love

or just as your Dad

and know that I'm a part

of who you are?

© 2019 Phil Hubbard


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Added on October 12, 2019
Last Updated on October 13, 2019
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Phil Hubbard
Phil Hubbard

NY



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I'm a retired college administrator and plan to write about both personal and professional experiences. See all my poems, short stories and novels at hubbard85.com. more..

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