Silly Old Fool

It was a long time ago now, that you left me

I recall a warm summer breeze

As I sat on your bed, stroking your head

As you looked into me

Your beautiful face in age still such grace

I held your hand tight, that warm summer night

Until you said it was time to leave

You said I love you for the very last time

With your very last breath

You smiled and left


I have been here waiting such a long time, until I see you again

In another place, I will touch your face

And feel your kiss once again

Sometimes I smell your perfume

Sometimes I hear you call

No one believes me, this silly old fool


Our children are grown now, with children of their own

Nothing here but memories that always linger on

I talk to you every night my love

My hand where your warmth used to be

On the cold side of the bed, here next to me

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In 2011 I became the father to a child with special needs, a different type of perfect beautiful girl to add to my equally perfect (in a normal way) son. As my journey continues I find my best way to vent my feelings good and bad is through writing. This blog is for me to get my emotions out, if this can help another family like mine it would be great. My feelings are not rare in families like mine, maybe someone seeing some of their feelings in my words will make them feel a little less alone. Please feel free to comment or contact me at anytime, I look forward to your feedback. Kelly "Boy" Dugan

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