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Tribute to My Parents

Updated on January 25, 2019

To My Mum and Dad

 

They were both meant for each other - that was an obvious fact

From the way he looked at her, you could tell it wasn't just an act

They did not wait too long to sign their marriage pact

And guess what? It wasn't long before my arrival was marked.

"Obim", she called him ever so gently

"Nkem", he echoed ever so sweetly

Theirs was a love expressed so freely

And long it stood, even though it cost them dearly!

Along came my sibling after my extraordinary arrival

Us, they doted on, family was a carnival

We shared all together on our table royal

and to the Creator, they taught us to remain loyal

T'wasn't long before death came a-calling

Depriving mum from the fruit of her toiling

November 16th it was - one sweet smelling evening

And mum said "bye" in a manner so appalling.

Confused was I at the loss of one so dear

Cold were the hands that clutched my heart in fear

Dashed were the dreams that earlier seemed so near

Until mum chose to hop on to this heaven-bound car

Eleven years rushed by like a breeze in winter

The tears learnt to freeze each time I thought of my Mother

Then HE decided they should be together

Why, O why did it have to be in November?

Today, fondly I recall the cherished memories

As I look back at my history - their legacies

Forever they live in my heart in this world of uncertainties

As I prepare to discard November's "allergies".

Dad, you were great in your own way - a noble Father

You raised us up as a tribute to a loving Mother

My wife and I are beginning to believe in this matter:

That true love between such good friends goes on forever!

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      amymm 

      10 years ago

      the memory will always be there no doubt but God can Sure HE can!

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, Minnetonka Twin, Toknowinfo, I was moved by your comments. I am grateful to be appreciated. Thank you.

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      toknowinfo 

      10 years ago

      Your beautiful and heartfelt words touched me deeply. You have a wonderful talent of expression. I hope your writing helps you to continue to heal.

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      Linda Rogers 

      10 years ago from Minnesota

      I am so choked up by reading your beautiful tribute to your mother and father. They are looking down on you, knowing you will carry on and make them proud. God bless you. Beautiful and powerful poem my friend:)

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      sharon e dix 

      10 years ago

      My friend , the bible states the prayers of the saints are in a golden vile , their prayers and dreams for you are still around you , the pain will come and go, the dreams will stay ,the love is real the gentleness they (your parents) put in you is so easy to see, boy would they be proud of you today. Lost my dad 10 days before CHristmas last year. Forever changed and greatfull to have been loved ...many blessings Sharon

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks Pachuca213, I identify with you. I have chosen to stop mourning and to start living a life they would have been proud of if they were still alive. Take care and remain blessed.

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      pachuca213 

      10 years ago

      I am so very sorry for your loss of not only your parents, but also your siblings. I have lost so many family members as well. Your poem was lovely....you never get over losing them. Keep them close to your heart. September is my worst month, as I see November is yours. Peace be with you....

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Hi Nell, thank you so much for your comments on my hub. It's a relief knowing someone can identify. God bless you for all your comments. Minakay

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, what a great poem and so sad, I know how you feel, my dad died in 98 and my mum followed him in 99, it took years for me to get over it, but I would never change them for anything, nell

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