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Still Loving Our Dad, After All...!

Updated on June 19, 2016

"Inspirations and ideas coming and going... Grabbing those thoughts before they go back into Heaven"

Knowing that Father's day is a very especial day for so many of us, we thought of writing down a few words -- that we never know how was going to end. Feeling those muses guiding our fingers, and putting a mind to brainstorm a poem.

A roller coaster of life reaching its peak, and getting ready reveal the real Joseph. Feelings, senses and emotions... that must've been long gone, or unconsciously hidden. Here is our little poem dedicated to our own father.


Words keep coming, trying to make sense...

Don't know how or where to start...

Let's God guide our hands...

All we know is that we were created in time

Words keep pushing each other at once

'feelings' that want to take over our intrinsic mind

Our voices are a clear and... vivid reminder of them

Not a choice of ours having their manners

even the way we write and hold this pen

frowning upon a word not well worded

feeling criticism from within

aborted phrases that couldn't go with him

sensing his 'you are doing better this time..!'

Who chose our parents after all?

were we predestined to be the ones to initiate a change?

Dad was young and by chance met that doll

Hidden rendezvous that marked our fates

Telling Paris, finally we got our expected call

Now that we are parents we look back and all start making sense

Now that we are providers loving unconditionally with no pretense

cause we saw a hero inside of our father and his guiding hand

We are the way we are, and we fulfilled that hidden plan

Memories of touch downs and home runs next to him

have kept us at bay avoiding whimsical scenes

challenging thoughts that wanted to stay afloat

emerging and embracing us like a life saver with no doubt

The eternal fight inside of us

why does it cause so much fuzz

'how come, why did he, and why he didn't follow to the end'

comes to our mind, ravaging our common sense

What is a father after all?

The one who gave you life and left things undone?

Or the one who took over your tender years

and believed in you and the future man

Our dad was unique and fun

The way we write is the way he wanted us to be

creating and penning down as we speak

'There you go son, nice lines, well done'

see dad? You started my own mind..!

Words fighting their way with harsh thoughts

scars from the past, that came back to hunt us

trying to convince us of dad's treason

When finally he decided to leave home with a sad aftermath

another woman crossed his life and his path

Still loving our dad, even if he was at fault

gave us life, a heart, a soul... a mind of our own

Still surprised by his choices in life

Still in awe of his bright mind... that change forever our lives

When we became fathers ourselves

started to understand the man behind his quill

we came closer and he was able to repent

beyond words and those tired eyes loved us to his very end.

Note from the Author:

Dad died on November 16, 2006; the same day we were supposed to take a plane... and go see him once again. When we made it there... it was too late. His new wife told us that emotions, memories, and perhaps the thought of seeing us again ( for the last time) made a big 'impact' on his heart. Thinking now, life is not forever, and we know it so well! Rest In Peace dad!


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning Janine Huldie,

    Well, we are what we come from and there is no way we would've been writing without inspiration and some genes. Father was an avid reader and despite his wrongdoings he stayed in us. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    Wow, I just read this and agree I was in tears too. Beautiful poem about your dad. Sorry for your loss and this was totally a beautiful tribute to him. Voted it up and sharing!!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks for the mention and share Lathing. Yeah, you were the first to make a comment... and it was too much for you. Memories stay, and especially with us that can remember dates with no problem at all. Thanks again friend!

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    LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    You know I read it few times.... Didn't have the heart to write! We think our tears dry up with time, but you will be surprise how memories stay alive! voting up and sharing.....

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks Raciniwa,

    Your soul is so diaphanous! Hope you find real joy from life and catapult your spirit from past experiences. Cheers!


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    raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    uh uh, am i late for Father's Day? but i'm inching my way to read all these wonderful hubs my fellow writers compose...yet, i know everyday should be celebrated to show how great daddies are...i haven't experienced a father's love yet i know there are fathers out there who can be a father to me too...

    great hub...Happy Father's Day too mighty lord...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks Leslie! You are such a darling. Hopefully you and your family are doing well! Sometimes we get that writer's foundation from a past that is there deep in our minds. Writing from the heart is a self imposed healing process... and help us a lot. There is no way to lose!

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Lord you certainly bought a tear to my eye with this one...

    Thank you for sharing these special feelings with us.

    Voting up/beautiful

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    You have captured the essence of the words poured down in here. Of course dad woudl've proud of us. A week before departing he was giving me ideas and telling me that mi imagination would take me far, and the rest became history. Thanks for expression your heart as well.

    @ Martie,

    We all are humans, and one way or another we get our piece of that promised heaven on earth; the problem is that the so called 'devil' is always around to deceive some souls. Thanks Martie for stoping by!


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    No one is perfect! We all are born with a spirit that is molded by our environment and logically genetics. But, it wasn't my dad loss, it was just the evolving events that took hold of his own decisions. So many can relate, and it happened to many of our relatives. Thanks for your deep answer. Nice having you around! You are our Tammy!


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    Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa


    I don't know why

    But this poem made me cry -

    Fathers are not perfect -

    But trying a little harder,

    Maybe they'll fare better...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    We are where we come from. Our beginnings start with a family behind us that nurtures our soul and instills that connectivity for life. Emotions stay afloat and most of us get moved by stories that are far better than fiction. Thanks for your kind words.


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi again always exploring(Rubi),

    What a... How life can change and mold our ways. By reading some responses, I'm coming to believe that writing is a outlet for so many, and for us too. Thanks for sharing your own personal story. It was really touching to say the least. We learned more about you, and that got us closer. Thanks!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning! Thanks to our hub friends, this so overwhelming:

    Gypsy Rose Lee(Rasma), Thanks for your touching words. There are moments in life when you get better... or get worse. I cannot believe I wrote this piece and yeah, I knew father would be pleased to hear me read this hub to him. Thanks!

    @Mary Hyatt,

    Your dad was your inspiration and your backbone. I know myself how it is. You were his little one, who always wanted to be held in his arms as much as you could. He is up there checking on your bubs and at times getting more than just emotional as my father. There are not enough words besides thank you. Have a good one Mary!


    Morning friend. Your comments are always fun to read. You still kept that age hidden, but we see a young girl from Victoria BC. Dad was a poet in his own right! He was always reading that paper and sharing his thoughts with his kids. That was priceless, and instilled the need in us, to write. A legacy that outlived his own creativity.

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    Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    Sooooo beautiful! Your entire heart is in those words. A father is so many things and to even tell him Rest in Peace. He is resting peacefully with Jesus and smiling down saying, " Son well done!" :) Shared. :)

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Very touching and moving and I am sorry for your loss. More than that, I am sorry for your father's loss. You have a big heart to allow you to feel gratitude to your father for the things he did do and the life he gave you. It would be easy to think of only the things he didn't do. One of life's hardest lessons is to learn that none of us is perfect. Eloquent and beautiful.

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    Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

    This is very lovely Joseph. I felt your every word it got me teary-eyed. What is a father after all?

    He's the one GOD sent to give you love and life; your words today are a manifestation of how big the love of a father he has left into your heart. He's so lucky to have a son like you. You're wonderful!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    This one caused a tear. I didn't know my Father. He died at the age of 49 in a farming accident. My Mother left him when i was two. I felt your love for your Father..Wonderful write...

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    Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Oh, wow. What deep sentiment you express, lord. The last part about tore me up. Thanks for sharing something so deep with us.

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Oh how beautiful. Thank-you for sharing so much emotion with us. Your father would be proud of this piece and for your genuineness. Take care my friend.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    You were fortunate to have a Father who must have influenced you in many ways, even your writing. I had a good Father who left this world some 30 years ago, but I still have fond memories of him. Fathers are sometimes put in the background, and Mothers get most of the credit of how we turn out in life, but Fathers are SO important. This was a very moving and sweet Hub. I voted it up, and will share because of it's beauty and Father's Day Tribut. Regards as always, Mary

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Awww now you got me crying. This was such a wonderful tribute to your dad. Just remember he is with you still and always will be especially in your heart. I know he's up there so proud and smiling at all you've become. God bless.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Ops! Hi Friend, Thanks for the comments, and the support. You always pop whenever we least expected. Have a wonderful day!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning GottabeGod,

    You are perfectly right. We don't want to mention that hell is on earth.. but there is a reason for everyting, and the creator of all knows what is going on in our hearts. We as writers get our creativity from life and our personal experiences. Thanks for your kind words.


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning Pickles,

    We all were little kids and saw our Parents as heroes and the guidance that kept us going. This piece was written from the inside out. We never knew the final product, but had a rouugh idea... Some words had to be changed, because they were too hard and were deleted at once. We as humans make mistakes and we see it as we get older. Becoming parents ourselves caused a momentum in this father-son relationship. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Debbie Brooks,

    We have been praying for your dad, even before this hub. We cannot stop life and its final journey. Your mom and dad were together over 60 years and that is more than a lifetime. We are not immortals and we get emotional in a second. Loneliness is a bad company for the elderly. God knows why things are the way they are. God bless you Debbie!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Catching up with our fellow readers!

    @Jennifer Sotne, behind every writer there is a sotry and a reason to pen down inspirations. Now we are understanding ourselves by writing articles that come from within. Thanks for your support!

    @Dave Mathews, You said better than us. Life has a start and an ending. There is no going around it. The maker of all knows when we get our call. Thanks for reading us.

    @Billibuc, Now we know why we speak the same language. You got to experience pain, love and happiness in order to write articles with a meaning and a reason to be written. We are what we come from. Thank you Bill!


    We all were kids, and admired our parents. Actually our dad is in our writings. You might agree with us. He was humorous and had that knack for writing poetry and stories. So, we believe he was a mentor in disguise. Thanks Pam!

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    hi friend 5 years ago from India

    It is really a weel written poem. Vote up with than ks.

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    gottabegod 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Fathers are humans and many times make many mistakes, just as we do and will too. Your words penned in this hub say volumes, and many of us can relate!

    God bless!

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    picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

    What a lovely tribute to fathers. Your hub helped me appreciate my father,imperfect as he was, I always felt he would protect us from the world. Thank you for taking the time to share this piece of work.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Oh My Joseph I am crying.. why does life have to be so hard? and Look at you. you are a wonderful man.. You are a man of faith and I am so glad to call you my friend..I still have my father.. he is missing my mom they were together for 60 years. He has asked for prayer.. I really don't think he wants to live much longer. It is hard to lose your parent especially if hadn't seen them in years.. God Bless you my friend


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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Your beautiful words made me think of father, whom I lost on May 23, 2002. Sometimes I feel like he is still near me. Your poem is a lovely tribute to your father.

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Awwww....this had me tearing up! Well done Lord; simply a beautiful piece of work. What a great son you are!

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    Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    This is beautifully done and serves as a great tribute to all dads, especially to our Father in Heaven Holy Father God.

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    Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

    Your words are full of emotion that brought a tear to my eye as I read them Lord, very well written lovely poem. Voted up and shared!