Theme: Death

Dad's Death


Two weeks ago, Dad drew his final breath.
Now I have no parents because of his death.
He was battling leukemia and took a turn for the worse.
It was unpleasant to see him being hauled in the hearse.

He passed away on the 13th of July.
When I went to his funeral, I had to say goodbye.
He suffered tremendously while he battled cancer.
Why did he get leukemia, only God has the answer.

During all of this, people were by his side.
He couldn't beat his illness even though he tried.
When I saw him in his casket, it was sad.
Many people came to pay their respects to Dad.

[Dedicated to Charles F. Johnson (1947-2013) who died July 13, 2013.]
Image © Randy Johnson


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Comments on this Poem

Comment Dear Randy,

I am very sorry about the misfortune that has befallen you and pray to Almighty to give you courage and solace. His ways are always inscrutable and we have no choice. Please keep writing and pouring out your inner ache. Time is a big reliever. My heartfelt condolences on your bereavement.

- Madathil Rajendran Nair

Madathil Rajendran Nair
27-Jul-2013 04:37 AM

Comment Rest in peace, Mr. Charles...

Renu kala
27-Jul-2013 04:35 AM

Comment Heartfelt condolences.

26-Jul-2013 22:52 PM

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