Comments : Dad

  • 2 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Brenda
    What a wonderful tribute! Im sure your friend would love it!!
    It seems us girls all love our dads to bits!!!

    Well done

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Nams, he had been sick for awhile but even then it was quite a shock when it happened. I think no matter how old we get we will always be daddy's girls.

  • 2 months ago

    by Lucifer

    Mother and father are only one.
    Nothing can replace their absence.
    It's just about time that how much we learn from them while they are with us.
    Like, whatever I own today is because of my father teachings. He is a successful business man and he taught me all those virtues too.

    Plus, these days I am learning cooking from my mother.
    So nothing can replace them.

    Brenda, You used very simple words and made this poem very deep, meaningful, just as you always do.

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you L. It is so very true. Our parents teach you so much. As kids we don't realize all that they know. As we get older we see just how wise they really are. I see my daughters do things now with their kids that I did with them. It really makes me smile.

  • 2 months ago

    by Mark

    I think your friend will adore this piece, it's sad but also an appreciation of a dad who loved his kid very much.
    :(

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Mark. I sure hope she does. Her dad really loved her a lot and she him. Hugs-

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Brenda what a beautiful gift for you to give your friend at this time. It will bring her comfort and be treasured for sure. It's so lovely x
    =^.^=

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Kitty. It's so hard to lose one of your parents. I do hope it brings her peace.

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    A bittersweet piece, full of love. A lovely dedication, Brenda.

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Lady Mel, thank you my friend. Hugs-

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Brenda,
    This must have been a hard one for you to write considering your own loss, so for that, you have my upmost respect.

    Take care and all the best,
    Ben

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Ben, it wasn't easy but I know how much her dad meant to her. Hugs to you-

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Miss Brenda,

    Its lovely to read this dedication from a fine author as you, because you have a way of writing from your heart, that touches others as well as mine :)
    Beautiful
    much love
    Michael :)

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Awww thank you Michael. I'm a blubbering idiot when it comes to talking, it's a whole lot easier to write things. Hugs-

  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    Brenda, this is a piece that makes me emotional for two reasons...
    1/ mine and my fathers bond was never even close to this and
    2/ your friend having such a bond as this with her own father which has been cut 'short' so to speak, I guess it's bittersweet but more sweet than anything and you always write in this simplistic, and profound way that moves me to any emotions I should be feeling when I read your pieces.

    Much love
    Em x

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Much love to you Em. It's never easy when you don't have that type of relationship with a parent and others do. Or you never really had the chance to. I'm mostly thankful she's had these years to be with her dad and I greatly appreciate your kind and wonderful words,to me. Hugs my friend-

  • 2 months ago

    by The Lone Ranger

    although this was written for your dear friend, i feel the love and pain that must mirror inner feelings. this is written so well that it choked me as I read the palpable emotion. well done.
    LR

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you kind sir. I really appreciate your thoughts and comments.

  • 2 months ago

    by S s...

    Nice tribute to the soul who isn't among us.

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you, she was comforted by this.

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is very touching and he would feel extremely honored. Sadly I can't relate to my father but your friends dad was a great person. All the best as always Hugs

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Dagmar. She's doing a bit better now, it will take time.

  • 1 month ago

    by Black hole

    Brenda, you could have titled this poem shining star or no strings attached, but you titled it 'Dad'.
    Brenda, I loved it.
    There could be zillion ways, in synonyms or phrases, to describe our feeling towards our father, but nothing sounds better or I should say original than calling him Dad.
    It sounds powerful, gives us strength.

    Brenda, if I'm not wrong, theme of the poem is a message.
    A Message from your boss telling her dad that whosoever she is in today's world is because of her father.
    Throughout the poem, with your beautiful language you mentioned how her father made her the person she is today.
    How her father was always there for her and always be the first person to kiss her injuries, and during every mistakes she made to guide her like the shining star in the sky guides the sailors who lost their ways in the sea full of darkness.
    How he gave her the strength to fight and conquer every fear, whether they were monsters under her bed during her childhood or navigating all those ups and downs - decisions- of her life to keep her life in the right course.

    Now when he has left she is missing that unconditional love-bond-they both shared so far.
    A bond which never stopped her from doing anything. Infact, it gave her the wings- every possible help- to reach towards her goals.
    She misses those moments when he yelled at her, when he gave her insight.
    Though she has a bright future ahead, but still she is scared if someday she falls, who is going to pick up the pieces, hug her tight and set her right once again.
    At the same time she knows somewhere in her heart that her father is always watching her, and in case she needs his guidance she just has to look up at those twinkling stars, and find the one who shines bright in the night sky.

    Brenda, mood of the poem or better if should say emotions of this are mostly love, yearning, and nostalgia.

    Brenda, a poem full of emotional values.
    Beautiful language throughout like kissed my boo-boos, navigating me ups and downs, scared the monster under my bed, gave me the wings to fly.

    Brenda, at last, I just want to say, you chose the most beautiful way to gave her father a lovely tribute.

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      B.H., thank you so much for such an elegant break down of my poem. It is exactly what I wanted to convey to her after her dad had passed. It had been a tough couple of years with him in and out of the hospital and to see this person you always looked up to struggling, you just want to be able to assist them in any way you can. Hugs!