The Final Goodbye

by Shirley Gerald Ware

The Final Goodbye

(dedicated, to my deceased dad, Boyd Gerald)

Years ago, when I was ten

I found your lifeless body

face down on the frozen ground.

The impact of your death

Crippled me mentally

And sent me on a road of uncertainty.

I looked for answers but came up emptyhanded.

The answers I searched for were only to be

Found in me.

You came to me in a dream

And told me to carry on

Because this was your

Final Goodbye.

From that dream, I grew stronger

Just like you wanted me to be.

Rest in peace, Dad

The Almighty chose wisely

When he chose you.

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