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More or less a week from today


More or less a week from today

We will all watch my daughter walk down the aisle

to join her soul mate in matrimony

 

Behind her will be the memory of a little girl

who frolicked about as her head full of curls

covered her face as if to play hide n’ seek

with her darling doting dad.

And although there is no reason to be sad

tears will definitely roll down his face

amazed at the site of her amazing grace.

God only knows how much we love her.

She and her brother

have been the greatest loves of our life.

 

Big brother will help him usher her

down the aisle

Neither will feel the need to rush her

to take those final steps into a brand new life.

 

Awaiting her will be

her handsome groom

wearing the greatest smile

you will ever see

as his wife to be

slowly approaches to be united forever

everyone will be so excited

as the violinist plays their favorite song

all of us will sing along together

the refrain everyone for some reason seems to remember:

 

“Though I know I’ll never lose affection
for people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
in my life I love you more”

 

*Dedicated to my beautiful daughter whom we adore.

 

 

 

Your Wedding

Your Wedding

 

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I Remember Papa


My memories line up one by one to honor you

every day since your passing.

They have been so faithful

and soothing to me all these years

Some come in so clear

and transport me

I remember papa dear

your never ending kindness and generosity

towards everyone

No one would be allowed

to suffer on your watch.

I remember papa

how you’d laugh so hard at

your own jokes

I remember papa

how you taught me to love opera

even though I did not understand it.

I remember papa how you’d sing

along with Mitch on TV

and then later serenaded mom until she danced with you.

I remember papa

how proud you were to be Puerto Rican,

and dreamed of returning to your

island of emerald green.

 

I remember papa

how you cherished my mother

and made her feel like a queen.

 

But most of all

I remember papa

that you always taught us that love

is the most important thing

you can give a human being.

 

I remember papa

your commitment to family

because you taught by example

and made me so proud

to be your daughter.

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Dedicated to my Dad.  I was not able to post in remembrance of him this father’s day.  May he rest in peace.