That Summer Morning

That Summer Morning

On a cold summer morning
I got my phone ringing.

Thinking twas a prank
I ignored and stared at a blank.

A return call message i received
I dialed, hoping i am not deceived.

I heard someone on the other line
Sobbing, crying, weeping in thine.

“He’s gone”, was all i can hear
I wept, i cried ’till i can’t bear.

’twas that summer morning
I heard the news of you leaving.

You left without saying goodbye
It broke my heart in pieces, i could die.

The sun was shining
But the rain came pouring.

Every drop of the rain
Is every drop of my pain.

Will someone wake me up
“You’re dreaming, get up”.

But reality holds true
You’re gone, didn’t know what to do.

Today I woke up with a rain drop falling
A reminder of how much i am longing.

For i remembered, every drop of the rain
Is every drop of my pain.

It’s been seven years dad
And i still felt bad.

On that cold summer morning
You left me while it was raining.

I miss you dad, please come back.

The day i started my summer rain theme, was the same day i didn’t know what to write, and the very same day the first heavy summer rain fell.
As the rain came pouring, i kept writing.
Its been a month though.
You all enjoyed my summer rain theme as much as i enjoyed writing them.
Little did i know that this is not just simply about inspiration to write..or a spike for my stats…or a way to touch your hearts.

Today i woke up with a promise I’d move on to another theme.

But then i opened my window curtain and saw the rain drops falling.

And it hit me….

On this very same occassion seven years ago as i opened my window curtain looking at the summer rain falling, that i was told my dad, passed away.

Now i understand where my “summer rain” theme came all the way.

Thanks Dad, you never left me all along.

You lead me to this day. On your death anniversary. As i write each poem. I poured out every single emotion there was in me. That today, i felt a lot better. Better than those early years you were gone.

Thanks Dad… you truely are amazing..even when you are gone!!!




About michnavs

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55 Responses to That Summer Morning

  1. NJ says:

    Oh! I am ever so sorry, Mich. You have penned this with so much love. It’s clear to see how much you love and miss your dad. Sending you loads of hugs 😘😘😘

  2. calmkate says:

    Touching … your summer rain theme was relentless, I guessed it was something more emotional. Thanks for sharing Mich!

  3. Miriam says:

    This is so heartfelt, so raw and poignant. Thank you for sharing your emotion with us. Your dad clearly lives on in your heart.

  4. Anita Bacha says:

    Very sweet memory of your Papa!
    Thanks for sharing with us

  5. Davy D says:

    Thoughts go out to you Mich and thank you for sharing this very personal journey πŸ™‚

  6. Eccentric Muse says:

    Thank you for sharing with us. πŸ™‚

  7. R L Cadillac says:

    Oh how my heart breaks for you–I’m sorry for your loss. You write about it so well, surely a tribute gift to him.

    • michnavs says:

      it is indeed in memory of such a wonderful father..

      • R L Cadillac says:

        You are so blessed Mich (do I call you Mich??)–not everyone has wonderful parents, as I’m sure you must know. I wish I’d had parents that inspire “nice” poems…so much wounding still yet to be healed, and since they’re gone, there are no more chances for reconciliation.

      • michnavs says:

        yes Mich would be fine..and I am indeed lucky to have wonderful parents. to yours time heals all wounds they say…and I wish it does the same magic to you..

      • R L Cadillac says:

        Thank you, Mich, for your kind thoughts–I believe that we can make much good out of the hard parts of life…certainly they provide lots of inspiration for writing.

  8. So much love. I can see your touching love towards your dad. So sorry for you and a good poem too.

  9. A death of a parent is too painful to face any day, any time. I wish never to experience such an inevitable event.

  10. Beautifully written Mitch. I can feel your sense of longing.

  11. rosemawrites says:

    oh my dear. my tears. i cannot fight back the tears. and goosebumps. wow. wow. the pain. the longing. and the hope. the love. oh my dear. he loves you. and i am sure you loves him back. huuuuugs!

  12. This had the tears flowing within me also Mich.. And those we love who have returned home often find a way to get their messages across.. And I know all your posts, you have been Healing in the Rain..
    Sending warm hugs dear friend.. Love to you xxx Sue ❀

  13. Darling Mich, I, too, lost my father in April; two years ago. Much love and warm wishes. Peace. xo

  14. Sweta Ojha says:

    This is very heartfelt, touching and so beautifully penned.

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  16. Al saher says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss
    But believe me, Ua dad will always be with you…. Right in your heart…. 😘😘…. And his love for u will sparkle with each and every heartbeat of yours πŸ’–

  17. Christy B says:

    Oh this is beautifully written.. Your dad would be so proud of your writing xx

  18. That was such a beautifully written poem and it struck dread in me. This is my one deep-seated fear about living away from my parents in another country. Your poem captured it and I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and loss that phone call brought your way. Hugs from this new stranger.

  19. slowpoke1977 says:

    My condolences to you! I lost my father last year in January. s I can relate. Thanks for expressing emotions.

    • michnavs says:

      Thank you too for taking time to drop by…losing someone we love is never easy..

      • slowpoke1977 says:

        I lost my mom 3 years ago on Valentine’s day . The world is so foggy now. To lose both of my parents in a short amount of time is rough. Our loved ones are Watching Over Us and protecting us. Stay strong!

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