Summer on a Rainy Day

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Not long after you were born
summer arrives,
flowers bloom
as nature prepares itself
for a month long of
sunshine….

You are dependable, friendly
and happier than others;
“the happier you are the
more joy you will share with
the world around you”
that’s what you always say.

You never wanna be famous
or filthy rich
but hey, you were born along
Mark Zuckerberg and John F. Kennedy;
unbelievably amazing
we always thought…

I loved your silly quirky smile
as you received my little
“do it myself” card
“you’re the sweetest”
you’ll say
it melts my heart always.

I never like outdoors,
moreso the beach but
you always wanna celebrate there
so i went with my swimsuit
and sandals every year
only because you insist…

Its not your birthday yet dad
but i missed you.
and i remembered you.
you would have been 66 this year;
thinking of you feels like summer
on a rainy day……

 

 

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42 Replies to “Summer on a Rainy Day”

  1. I have tears. This is so touching and so poignant and so beautiful and it has found it’s way straight into my heart where I know it will live forever.

      1. Mine has been gone 14 years and he still finds those ways. It is a wonderful reminder that really and truly those we love are never really gone. We just can’t see them or touch them any more

  2. Mich what a tribute to Dad. The absence of this wonderful person creates a vacuum some where in the heart. It cannot be filled with something alternate.
    It remains Summer on a rainy day always.
    Regards
    Shiva

  3. Oh what a sweet poem and tribute to your Dad, MIch! I love your last sentence “thinking of you feels like summer
    on a rainy day……” wow I totally get that! Sending virtual birthday wishes to your Dad whenever his birthday comes.

  4. Awww what a beautiful memory of words and tribute to your Dad Mich.. Sorry I was absent for so long, but I have not been visiting as I usually do in WP, You are so very talented with your poems.. xx Love and HUGS xx

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