Poetry from Barbara Kasey Smith’s Corner of the World:
It’s tough to say goodbye
tears create murky puddles
emotions agitate fears and confusion.
It’s been years since Dad passed
leaving a blurred bygone
screaming insults and pains.
It snaffled part of me
into depths of hell
an exodus greater than desired.
We never shared realities
strangers in a sense
unable to converse sensibly.
I suspected life’s existence as strenuous
he couldn’t share viewpoints or ideas
safeguarding his own identity
without opening scabs in his soul.
He was honorable and unflinching
not sharing hardships and twinges.
He didn’t want pity or mercifulness
but love and tolerance of his duration.
Proud to overcome snags and adversities
walked in his shoes, during his course.
He was satisfied with accomplishments
and “still” with a will to survive.
Barbara Kasey Smith is the writer of this poem – Copyright 2016 – Use by Permission Only.