When everything else fails

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When everything else fails

I will run away and sail at the

ocean so wide;

but I can’t, for you can’t

run away with me.

 

When everything else fails

I wanted to cry, cry till my tears

run dry;

but I can’t, for you can’t

cry along with me.

 

When everything else fails

I wanna shout out loud

till my lungs find its highest pitch;

but I can’t, for you can’t

shout out along with me.

 

When everything else fails

I sure will laugh it off,

laugh like tomorrow may not come;

but I can’t, for you can’t

laugh with me.

 

When everything else fails

I want you to hold me,

hold me so tight;

but I can’t, for you can’t

hold me anymore.

 

it’s been five years dad;

and I still miss you.

p.s.

It’s been a tough day…this is the moment when I wish I have my dad beside me saying ” everything will be fine”.

nothing beats my dad’s big hug….its comforting…

 

60 Comments

  1. Kevin says:

    Beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kevin….

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  2. Saloni says:

    It is warm and sincere. My dad isn’t with me either, that it resonates on so many different levels. Thank you..

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    1. michnavs says:

      my dad passed away five years ago..

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  3. Moves me to tears… remembering one of the last things my dad did was hug me 😥 ♥ ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      I never had that last hug…thansr for stopping by..

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      1. I’m sorry for your loss 😦 My last hug was a plane ride away and about 1 month before cancer took my dad’s life… gotta cherish the small blessings 🙂 ♥ ❤

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  4. MeRaw says:

    This is beautiful.
    Such heartfelt words.
    Thinking of you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks…I guess we will never forget those who we love the most..

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      1. MeRaw says:

        So very true x

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  5. secretangel says:

    Beautiful and heart-felt words on just the day that I was thinking about my dad. God bless you!

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  6. I remember my dad with pride. He was one of the last members of WWII’s Guadalcanal Campaign. He was never ” Father of the Year ” material, but we never lacked for food, water, fresh / clean clothes, etc.
    He was one of the members of ” The Greatest Generation ” as Tom Brokaw called it. Not a hero, but a good man.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts about yout dad..
      it is inspiring…

      Like

  7. jade0207 says:

    I am so sorry about your dad. But the poem is beautiful! You can hear the desperation its beautifully put in words!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks a lot…I will forever miss u

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      1. jade0207 says:

        Me? Lol I m honored haha

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      2. michnavs says:

        lol..of course we miss people we get to met..whether in person or in this so called blogsphere…so keep writing..hahaha

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      3. jade0207 says:

        Hahahaha of course! And then meeting people like me has its effects too xD JK keep missing me xD I really like it haha

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  8. Radhika says:

    Beautiful and touching!

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    1. michnavs says:

      thanks a bunch…

      Liked by 1 person

  9. sheldonk2014 says:

    I can feel this sadness
    I know this pain of loneliness
    Great piece
    Prayers and blessings
    As always Sheldon
    Thank you for your like

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks a lot for dropping by …yes it indeed very sad..

      Like

  10. This made me cry so hard…last Friday was the one year anniversary of my mother’s death at the age of 90. Thank you for sharing your pain and your lovely, wonderful testimony to your father.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am sorry for your loss..but we both know that my dad and your mom are in better place now watching ovet us…

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      1. Thank you so much sweetie! 🙂

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  11. xaranahara says:

    This poem is beautiful. My condolences.

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    1. michnavs says:

      oh..Thanks a lot…I appreciate your kind words

      Like

  12. mehaanu says:

    This is beautiful and very touching …:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks…I am glad you like it..

      Like

  13. Such a beautiful poem! Just found you through Kally’s interview and happy I did! 😀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for dropping by ..I hope you enjoy reading..

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  14. jncthedc says:

    Heartfelt. You were fortunate to have such a wonderful relationship with your dad. He will live on eternally in your heart and your soul.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thanks..am glad you like it

      Like

  15. agenda19892010 says:

    Happy Sunday.

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  16. agenda19892010 says:

    Happy Sunday to you by Rinaldo from Italia ☺

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for dropping by .

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks….glad you like it .

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  17. Léa says:

    A lovely tribute. Losing one you love is never easy. I lost my father and eleven months later my daughter died. For a very long time, I just felt so very numb. Peace!

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s sad….writing poems for him makes me feel better…

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      1. Léa says:

        I’ve written a few for my daughter…

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      2. michnavs says:

        It’s comforting isn’t it?

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    1. michnavs says:

      It’s a joy to venture and see other.forms of blogging and I foubd yours interesting…

      Like

  20. Manan Unleashed says:

    Very touching! In my case, it’s been 15 years since my dad left us. But not a day goes by when I don’t remember him. My Poetry is his everlasting gift to me, God bless his soul! May your dad continue to smile down on you from that never-ending paradise. May God bless his soul!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words…I share the same sentiment with you..my dad was the first to introduce me to poetry ..and that is his lasting legacy to me..

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      1. Manan Unleashed says:

        May the muse of poetry forever bless us!

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      2. michnavs says:

        and you too…

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  21. This the love of Dad and Love for Dad.
    Please read my Post “I know you are the Soul. But…..” related to this post.
    Amen!
    Shiva

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    1. michnavs says:

      I will …Thanks for stopping by…

      Like

  22. Hi michnavs. So many in the same position I miss my Mum. Thank you for liking my poem Unidentified Material! And for your comment. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed ..we miss the ones we loved the most..

      Like

  23. I’ve just re-read this. How beautiful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks robert..it means a lot coming from someone so eloquent like you..

      Like

  24. Aquileana says:

    It is a moving and deep poem… I am sure writing it helped you keep the best memories alive, and that´s something already quite priceless… sending love & wishing you happy holidays! ⭐

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you and happy holidays too…

      Wishing you all the best this season..😊

      Liked by 1 person

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