Nature's Memory

I'm afraid to go outside because

I feel him everywhere. This was

his home. The trees sway in the

wind, and I feel as though he's

listening. To what, I don't know.

I think of him as the sun reflects

across the water, and I remember

the times when I felt at peace,

the times where he was actually



  • Goldfinch60

    He will always be with you Merissa.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Merissa.

  • FredPeyer

    This is a beautiful poem to honor your dad, Merissa!

  • dusk arising

    Why do I read a contradiction within your words. Where you talk of fear and a time 'where' he was happy.

    • Merissa

      I don't like thinking about him but he, my father, was happy in nature and when we were out in nature it was the only time he showed true affection for me.

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