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Part 1 of 3 - A Father Dies, A Mother Tries, A Young Son Lies

Updated: Aug 5, 2023


The Author of this series is Robert Cline. This series of poems are based on his life.


A Father Dies


A Father told a Mother

as he lay dying on his bed

His voice a mere whisper

you could scarcely hear a word he said.

I worry about our Youngest

he's so young and full of life

I fear that he is destined

to know heartache, pain, and strife.

So, watch him closely Mother

guide him all you can

He'll need all the help he can get

on his journey to become a man.

In silence the Mother stood there

tears of sadness on her cheeks

As she watched her husband slip away

his voice, now ever so weak.

As his family gathered 'round him

to whisper their good-bye's

His body grew limp, and lifeless

the glow of life had left his eyes.

Then, just before he left them

to whatever lay ahead

He whispered, my youngest is so little

and then my Dad was dead.


May 15, 1992

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