In Memory of Dad

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Sep 29 2011

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Category: My Poems and Garden


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“Somewhere… there is a quiet road

         back from that dark place

         in which the death of a loved one

          leaves  us.

We do not know the shape

of immortality

but… neither do we see love,  faith,

justice or any of the other qualities

that give life meaning and beauty.

Yet… we do not question their reality

for we have lived with them in actuality.


Death…does not destroy

         these qualities.  We can lose love

         only if it is withdrawn  from  us.

Death does not take it away,

for love is without limits.



Love remains with us,

surrounding us,  and fortifying us;

an active positive force,

a deeper reality than the sound

of a voice,  or the touch of a hand,

dear as these things are.


Our faith is undiminished,

we have lost the sound of the voice,

the warm touch of the hand,  and the joy

of the daily companionship of that loved one,

but… we never can lose the realities

which give these things meanings.”


Finally… let us not indulge

in self-pity and despair,  let us rejoice

because death is only a process

wherein the spirit returns to the

Master Creator to share in the glory

of the future revelation.


And lest we forget…

let us come to believe that love

is not taken away by death,

that it is limitless and enduring.

4 comments on “In Memory of Dad”

  1. Beautifully written.
    Hope you like my poems. 🙂

  2. well words speak for them self true feelings show through a great poem about life and death very good. i have similar thoughts after several experiences i have had in life. excellent poem.

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