That Summer Morning

On a cold summer morning

I got my phone ringing.

Thinking it was 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.

“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 wakes 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 raindrop 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.

 

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P.S.

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 raindrops falling.

And it hit me…

On this very same occasion 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 truly are amazing..even when you are gone!!!

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69 Comments

  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 😘😘😘

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Nj..teary eyed..I am now seeing the wisdom begind my summer rain theme..

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      1. NJ says:

        Aww, if it’s any consolation, I’m a fan of your summer rain posts tooπŸ™‚β€οΈ

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks again Nj….I am not sure if this is the end or just the beginning of another yet beautiful summer rain poetries…

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  2. calmkate says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate…yes you’re right on that. ..

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    2. michnavs says:

      and oh by the way I am sending my answers soon..

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      1. calmkate says:

        No rush just when you are ready, thanks!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks kate again..

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  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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Miriam..they say time heals all wounds; but I am not sure if time can make us also forget the people. we loved the most..

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      1. Miriam says:

        I never want to forget. That’s what scares me.

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      2. michnavs says:

        ohh thanks for sharing that Mirriam

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  4. Anita Bacha says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you and I am happy to share my thoughts ..

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  5. Davy D says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Davy..happy to share it. .

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  6. Eccentric Muse says:

    Thank you for sharing with us. πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome. ..happy to share. ..

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  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.

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    1. michnavs says:

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

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      1. 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.

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      2. michnavs says:

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

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      3. 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.

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed it is very painful.

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      thanks Robert

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  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!

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    1. michnavs says:

      yes Rose.. he’s the BEST…

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      1. rosemawrites says:

        awww. huuugs ❀ ❀ ❀

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  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 ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Sue..thank you for your kind thoughts always. ..

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      1. ❀ xxx ❀

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      summer rain indeed Rose..

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      1. I wrote about my dad in my post from June 2015. Here’s the link if you find time to read it:

        https://poetrummager.com/2015/06/17/under-his-armor-of-anger/

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      2. michnavs says:

        ohh thank you Rose..it will go check that out…

        my dad passed away years ago (7 years) but it felt like hust just yesterday. ..

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  14. Sweta Ojha says:

    This is very heartfelt, touching and so beautifully penned.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much..I am glad you like it..

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  15. 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’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      You are definitely true..he is always and forever will be in everybeat of my heart. ..

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  16. Christy B says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      I know he is Christy….thanks for stopping by..

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  17. 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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much. ..indeed we just have to be the best kind of children to our parents whenever we have the chance…we never knew how long will they’ll be with us…and yes that phone call was and still to this date the longest most dreadful one minute call of my life…

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      1. My heart goes out to you. That is the kind of reality I want to hide from.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks so much..

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  18. slowpoke1977 says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

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

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      1. 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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  19. This one got me in tears! Beautifully written! Keep writing ☺

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much…happy to know you like it..

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  20. Uhh he is in heaven watching over u , I love my dad and can’t bear the though of him ever not being by my side amen πŸ™πŸΏ to all dad we are crazy for u

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for your kind thoughts..

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  21. Lovely heartstrings tribute to your dad, Mich ❀
    … sniff πŸ˜₯ … Pretty special that your poetic rain
    series came full circle, like that! πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Jackie…happy to know that..

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  22. Thanks for sharing…. I lost my dad recently too and your poem touches me in many ways…

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    1. michnavs says:

      My deepest c0ndolences…πŸ˜‡

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  23. blindzanygirl says:

    I have been reading through your poems mich, and this one is from way back, but it is SO moving. I feel I understand. I lost my Dad too. The poem is beautiful

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..ohhh yeah ..i wrote a series of poems for my dad who passed away years ago….thank you..

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      1. blindzanygirl says:

        Well this one is lovely. Mine passed in 2001

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohhh…its been a while and no matter how long it has been they will always be in our hearts .right?

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      3. blindzanygirl says:

        You sre so right there. And mine was the thing that started cataclysmic events for me. No we never forget

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      4. michnavs says:

        We never forget…now its making me emotional..lol

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