Dad’s Flag


There in the noon day sun~

The flag’s shadow flaps~

On the stark white smooth snow~

Like my Father’s Spirit is in attendance~

With this signal letting me know.


My mind strays on thinking~

How the flag pole was so important to my Dad~

He maintained the flag pole always~

With the honor it should have.


Even when he was too ill to run the ropes~

I would be his hands for him~

To attend the proper exchange~

Of the American flag~

I with pride not only for our country~

But for the Father that I had.


To be quite honest~

My mind traveled again~

How since my Dad had passed~

The same flag still flaps.


I suppose I should carry on~

The proper tradition on my own~

Yet the chief correct task~

Seems so depressing at this time~

Without my Father at the mast.


As the post’s shadow stretches longer~

Across the velvety pallid snow~

I think of others that too lost their Fathers~

Left to remember too the beloved souls~

Now I pause to say a prayer for all~

In the bright winter midday glow.


There in the noon day sun~

The flag’s shadow flaps~

On the stark white smooth snow~

Like my Father’s Spirit is in attendance~

With this signal letting me know.


By Lisa J. Warner AKA Lisa Luv

CopyRight1/28/2015@LisaLuvLLC

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ImKarn23 22 months ago

A moment of silence for all beloved fathers that are no longer with us. It must be bittersweet to look out and see that, Lisa - hopefully more sweet than bitter.

I think it would make me smile, feel closer...

Hugs my friendxx


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whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

Very nice tribute and well done my friend. whonu


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Lisa Luv 22 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

ImKarn23 Thank you...and yes Bitter Sweet....


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Lisa Luv 22 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

whonunuwho Thank you so very much.....


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The Examiner-1 22 months ago

What a loving poem dedicating the honor of your father. Am I wrong though in thinking that peple who took care of flags had them buried with them? I voted it up, shared and Tweeted it.

Kevint


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Uzochukwu Mike 22 months ago from Oba

Take heart and go on with life.

A moment of silence observed. Never give up.


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kljones86 21 months ago from colorado

What a beautiful poem!


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Lisa Luv 21 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank you The Examiner-1 ......There was the veterans flag that was given at the funeral service to my mother (it had been draped on the coffin) I think my mother gave it to my brother to keep...


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Lisa Luv 21 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Uzochukwu Mike & kljones86 Thank you both so very much!


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aviannovice 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

When I was young. my father taught me how to fold the flag, as well as the fact that it cannot touch the ground when being taken down for the day. Raise and lower the flag for your father, as he will be there to salute it.


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Lisa Luv 20 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Great advice aviannovice and I loved hearing your cherished memory …. Blessings….

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