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FAREWELL TO DAD

In his bed… so peacefully laying…
by his side… stood his sons…
all together… tall and handsome…
close to his head …sat his wife…
looking pale…feeling lonesome…
is she the one!…or, was it he…
who is dying?

Upon my death …before my journey…
no trip to morgue… no need for gurney…
cleanse and bathe… this body of mine…
white cloth…of not so fine…
a prayer of four…must be said…
to cleanse my soul…to seek forgiveness…
plain… simple casket … made of pine.

His daughters stood… hand in hand…
in a silent prayer…just for dad…
his friend the Dr… is whispering word…
as though he said… good by dear friend...
you waged a battle… clear to the end.

His sons stood by… proud and tall…
he heard them say…one and all…
we love you dad…and we shall meet …
together again…in heaven one day.

Beads of tears… began to drop…
a gentle rain …fell on me…
it’s good to cry…but don’t be sad…
a song of joy… I hear today…
for all who’s born…across this land.

His love began …to say a word…
a weeping voice… could not be heard…
oh dear Dr… is it today..?
he thought it might… but would not say…
his eyes are open … now he can see…
beautiful faces,…and a glorious day .

No harm or sickness…will I ever fear…
a beaming smile… from ear to ear…
is it today ! …I am not certain…
Perhaps tomorrow … the sun will set…

and draw the curtain.

Be of love and good will

Abdulhamid Mustafa Ben Hameda
hameda@comcast.net


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