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Is Your Father Up There?

Updated on June 13, 2015

Stairs to the clouds.

Author: Till Krech from Berlin, Germany
Author: Till Krech from Berlin, Germany | Source

Sun and moon at dawn

Moon at Sunrise View over Beith to the Kilbirnie Hills. The highest hill is Black law and the deep valley is cut by the Garnock River. Viewed from Roebank Road Beith.
Moon at Sunrise View over Beith to the Kilbirnie Hills. The highest hill is Black law and the deep valley is cut by the Garnock River. Viewed from Roebank Road Beith. | Source

Red rose and white rose.

Wear a red rose for a live father. Wear a white rose for the deceased.
Wear a red rose for a live father. Wear a white rose for the deceased. | Source

Father, oh father, I love you so

I want you to know that you are not forgot'

I know that you sit above the soft white clouds

Able to look down upon our world

By the light of the sun or the light of the stars

Always keeping your eyes upon the flower of your dreams

Wondering if your rose will be red or cream

Is it forever gone?

Will you ever get it back?

Can it be done?

Do you have the knack?

Someday, perhaps.

Even though June is the month of the pearl

All that you want is the love which was ours.

Telephone in heaven

Do you miss your father?

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very beautiful.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Jackie.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, my dad is up there too. Lovely remembrance.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Faith. It brought back memories writing that.

      Kevin

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poem and video. My father is up there, looking down. Thanks for sharing.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      My best wishes to him John.

      Happy Father's Day.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Kevin. I didn't know my father, my mother left him when i was two, he died in an accident when i was eight. It will be nice to see him in heaven. Happy Father's Day...

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Ruby. I am sorry that you never knew your father. Mine passed away when I was maybe in my late 20's, early 30's.

      Happy Father's Day to you to.

      Kevin

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      This says a lot about you and your father.

      My father is up there too; I talk to him often. He gave me much of what I am today, much of what I do, writing being one of them.

      They don't go too far, our fathers, because they are in our hearts and our minds and our very being.

      Beautiful! Ann

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Not really Ann. When I grew up my memories were him yelling and beating me with a belt. As I grew older I forgave him but we never discussed how we felt at the end, before the heart attack happened. Because I forgave him, I am hoping that had an effect.

      I am glad that yours was kind to you.

      Thank you for the compliment. Happy Father's Day.

      Kevin

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Oh, I'm sorry, it's sad that you had such treatment. I'm sure your generous forgiveness had some effect though. I know I was privileged to have such a loving father and I realise many did not. My best to you.

      Ann

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Ann but I do not feel angry or guilty.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Ann but I do not feel angry or guilty.

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      literal 3 years ago from Aotearoa

      I hardly think of my father; but yes he's up there somewhere in the clouds.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Same here Aotearoa.

      Kevin

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Examiner-1 this is so short and beautiful and i love the rendition did you sing it ? LOL . I love anything that sounds western you can say. I am also sorry that you've lost your daddy, may God comfort your heart.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hello LadyFiddler, (that name reminds me of country music), thank you very much for your interpretation of my poem. You may be right, I may sing them in my heart and speak them out as I write them down, so I never thought of that. At present I live down south and the only radio stations are country. Thank you for your comfort, I have forgiven him.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, I was very fortunate to have two and I know they are looking down together.

      God Bless you for writing this.

      Shyron

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      As I said in the other Hub, I am glad that you had two. I barely had one, until the end.

      Thank you very much Shyron.

      Kevin

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      You are most welcomed , peace be unto you. I know how you feel my darling brother died at age 5.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      My condolences. I have two younger - one I keep in touch a few miles away. The other is married , states away, and neither of us has heard from in years.

      Kevin

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      oh my sorry to hear that, hope all is well with him wherever he be. You all should get in contact with each other soon. Life is too short and then when someone dies we don't wanna have regrets we did not do what we should have.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      He never tries us. I have thought of that and I have tried him a few times but he never answers so I just gave up.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Or well in that case I understand i had a similar situation and i myself cut ties because i realized i wasn't getting anywhere with trying :)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That is basically what I did too when I gave up. :-)

      Kevin

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      My Father and I have never really had a close relationship, but the older I get the more I love him and value him as a Father. I just hope it is not too late to mend fences and enjoy his company more before one of us has the big send-off. Touching hub.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      my father is in my heart ... love the poem

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I believe that it is never too late Mel. My father and I were not really close either. Just before he left we started to meet, now that he is gone I have been mending things.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Mine is to Frank.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I appreciate my father more now than I did before.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I appreciate mine more now too Deb.

      Kevin

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      Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautiful tribute to Father. My hub, "The Sacrifices of Fathers" was my tribute, but this is just lovely. The photos you've shared are amazing! I especially love the one of the stairs-and very appropriate to place here.

      Beautiful words that yearn for the father who is gone. Up/U/A/B and shared.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I thank you again Denise! I may have read yours but I will re-check. I was not sure that I found the correct photos to match the words.I

      The words came first, as usual, and then the rest.

      Kevin

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      so very beautiul Kevin .I loved it and vote up.

      Eddy.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you for your votes and comments Eiddwen. :-)

      It is good to hear your voice again (metaphorically speaking, of course)

      Kevin

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful tribute to fathers. I still have my daddy, and he turns 78 tomorrow so I feel very lucky. V+/H

      Lovely,

      Kim

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you.

      Good for you Kim, you are lucky. :-)

      Kevin

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Can't miss a dad I never had (just joshing). My dad passed b4 I was born but I wanted him when I was a tot. I heard a lot of good things about him. Most of all, he had me at age 60 so I'm glad he loved my mom enough to rock with her strong enough to make blessed, lucky, young me, hip, hip hooray! yahoo! Thanks for this wonderful poem Examiner-1. Very artistic... Thanks Kim for sharing :-)

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      It is too bad that you grew up without a dad but at least it was for a good reason - and not because he walked out on you and your Mom. That is a loving story which you have word55.

      I am glad that you enjoyed it and I thank you. I also thank Kim for sharing it.

      Kevin

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely tribute my friend. I lost my father forty-five years ago, and still think of him often.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I lost mine about 25 years ago, you must have been younger.

      Blessings my friend.

      Kevin

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      June might be the month of the pearl, but pearls can represent moonlight and a poem about your father might be more meaningful on moonlit evenings! My thoughts to you regarding you feeling the loss of your father and your poem is a great tribute. Voted interesting!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you Suzanne, that is nice to know about the moonlight. I am glad that you liked it. I wrote it because i figured that I was not the only one who lost their father.

      Kevin

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My father is not in heaven yet but he's miles away from me and I do miss him a lot.

      Great images and nice piece indeed specially as tribute to your dad.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you Cris Sp. At least you can still call or write him, unless there is exception to that. I miss mine too.

      Thank you for the compliments.

      Kevin

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      Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

      Kevin, this is beautiful! I voted up.

      My biological father is dead, but the man that adopted, raised and loved me is still here :)

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I do not know whether I should say that you are lucky or not. You had two fathers, but you lost your biological father.

      Thank you for votes Beth!

      Kevin

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      My father has been gone twenty three years and I was blessed to have him as long as I did. I think of the good times and it makes me smile. I am sorry about your dad and I don't know why some dads are mean. It reminds us to teach our kids not to be the same way.Thank you for sharing.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      My father has been gone for quite a while now too. I am glad that you have times to smile about your dad. I have a few and if I had kids I would certainly teach them as you said. You are welcome for the sharing, thank you taking time to read it.

      Kevin

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      Azia 2 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      He was gone two weeks before my graduation but I believe he's always here with me. :)

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That is a shame that he could not hang on for two more weeks, but as you say, they are always with us. Mine departed a while after I had graduated but I did not write this until years later.

      Kevin

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