Missing Him

December 24, 2007

Let’s work backwards:


First, I will miss him just sitting in his chair

content to smile as if he had no needs  –

connected by spirit, happy to be.


I will miss the shuffle of his brave feet

planting the walker ahead like an ice axe;

climbing mountains we could not see.


I will miss him presiding above the fondue

a sorcerer stirring by candle light,

conjuring batches of yuletide glee.


I will miss him saying grace at the helm

from which he would love, work, and lead

a life of no regret,  a life of family.




4 Responses to “Missing Him”

  1. howard Says:

    I can relate to this one on a personal level, and I’m finding this an extremely powerful expression. Thanks.

  2. qazse Says:

    I am glad it helps. I will keep you in my thoughts.

  3. Polar Says:

    What a joy to have had someone who could give you so much. Dobry

  4. qazse Says:

    Yes. It is about my father in law who hosted the family every Christmas Eve. He was a magnanimous man who accepted me as if he knew me all his life. He moved on two years ago. Thank you Dobry.

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