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More Poems and Poetry By a Motherless Daughter - The Reunion A Poem For My Mother & Father About Reuniting in Heaven

Updated on August 20, 2020
My Father, William Montgomery Burns 1951 Age 17
My Father, William Montgomery Burns 1951 Age 17 | Source
My parents on their wedding day. July 23, 1955
My parents on their wedding day. July 23, 1955 | Source
My dad with his brother Gene, My grandmother, Sirena, and my mom, Bobbi Ann , 1958
My dad with his brother Gene, My grandmother, Sirena, and my mom, Bobbi Ann , 1958 | Source
My dad and Mom on My Mom's 21st Birthday April 18, 1959
My dad and Mom on My Mom's 21st Birthday April 18, 1959 | Source
My Father and Mother Christmas 1964
My Father and Mother Christmas 1964 | Source
Dad sharing a Popsicle break with my sister and I on a hot summer day in the early 1970's
Dad sharing a Popsicle break with my sister and I on a hot summer day in the early 1970's | Source
My Dad with my sister and I Christmas Eve 1972
My Dad with my sister and I Christmas Eve 1972 | Source
My Dad, William Montgomey Burns,  29  November 1933 - 20 August 2011
My Dad, William Montgomey Burns, 29 November 1933 - 20 August 2011 | Source
My  dad, my step-mother, my life-long best friend, and I  American Legion Dinner in 2003
My dad, my step-mother, my life-long best friend, and I American Legion Dinner in 2003 | Source
A picture of my dad I took with my phone in 2005
A picture of my dad I took with my phone in 2005 | Source
My Dad with his youngest grandchild, my nephew Aidan William Burton Burns, while Dad was in the hospital, December 2010
My Dad with his youngest grandchild, my nephew Aidan William Burton Burns, while Dad was in the hospital, December 2010 | Source
My Dad and youngest child Jami during an "escape from the hospital" trip to the park during an extended hospital stay last January
My Dad and youngest child Jami during an "escape from the hospital" trip to the park during an extended hospital stay last January | Source
My oldest, Joseph and my dad in February of last year before Winter Formals
My oldest, Joseph and my dad in February of last year before Winter Formals | Source
My middle child, Jordan and my dad in February of 2011 before her Winter Formal
My middle child, Jordan and my dad in February of 2011 before her Winter Formal | Source

"Daddy don't leave us!"

I heard myself cry,

"I know Mama is waiting,

But I'm not ready for you to die.

I know that you miss her

I miss her too,

Oh Daddy, my daddy,

Without you what will I do?

I laid my head down

With tears on my cheeks,

As he stroked my hair

I drifted off to sleep.

While I was sleeping

In a dream I could see

An angel with pink wings,

She was talking to me.

She said "my precious girl,

Dry your tears, don't you cry

You've always known

That we don't really die.

Your Daddy is tired,

And he knows you are too.

His illness has been hard

On both he and you.

You've done your best

But his body is weak,

Confused by confusion,

Barely able to speak.

He's ready my darling,

To let go of this life,

To go on to another

To reunite with his wife.

I shook my head at this angel

Tears streaming down my face,

"I don't want him to go,

I want him to stay!"

"I know you do sweetheart,"

The angel softly said,

Looking sadly at me

She patted my head.

"Come with me for a moment

I've something I want you to see."

What she showed me that morning

Was how it would be.

I saw my father

Standing so proud and so tall,

Without his walker or cane,

He didn't need them at all!

He was able to run,

He ran right up a hill

If I close my eyes now,

I can see him there still.

Sweet was the music

From some angel's harp,

My dad in his uniform

His creases so sharp.

The light all around him

Beautiful golden and bright,

I watched from afar

Keeping him in my sight.

His dark curly hair

No longer thinning and gray,

Tight lines of pain at his eyes

Had faded away.

His smile was beaming

His laughter I heard,

It said more to me

Than could any word.

I wanted to call to him

"Daddy, I am here!"

Instead I silently watched

As he picked up his gear.

My Dad the Marine

Of whom I was so proud,

Was not there all alone

There was suddenly a crowd.

They gathered around him

As he put down his gun,

They were laughing and smiling,

It seemed he knew everyone.

"Who are they?" I wondered

From where I still sat,

"Who are all these people

That are hugging my dad?"

"They are his family,

His sister, his brothers,

His aunts and his uncles,

His father and mother.

They've all come to greet him."

The angel replied

They have waited so patiently

For such a long time."

I studied their faces

And then knew it to be true

For there was my grandmother,

My aunt and uncles were there too.

So happy were they

To see my daddy once more

To be a family together

As they'd been before.

As I watched them all

With tears in my eyes,

I was happy to see

That love never dies.

Then off into the distance

I saw Daddy look,

The expression on his face

Like something I read once in a book,

As though he were searching

Expecting to see

Someone that he loved,

Was he looking for me?

In that instant I saw

As his eyes filled with tears

As she ran into his arms

As he held her so near

As they looked at each other

She was crying too

I heard her whisper to him

"I've been waiting for you."

Heads bent together

Holding on to each other

Smiling and laughing

Were my father and mother.

I saw her reach up

Whisper something in his ear

What she said to him then,

I could not hear.

Toward me they both turned

And I heard them say,

"We love you dear daughter

It will all be okay.

We will be here to meet you

We'll be together someday."

As the golden bright light

Began fading away

Like the setting of the sun

At the end of the day,

They blew me one last kiss

As they turned to go

Over that hill,

I remember it so.

Holding hands as they turned

I saw a flash of feathery pink

Then my mom turned her head

And she flashed me a wink.

As the last of that golden light

Faded far and away,

From sleep at his bedside

I'd begun to awake.

His hand was still resting

On top of my hair,

But I knew that my Daddy

Was no longer there,

For the smile on his face

Was the same one I'd seen,

When he met my mother again

Inside of my dream.

-Kristen Burns-Darling ©September 2011(all rights reserved)



















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