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Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!

Can You Take me Back Daddy?

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This is how I know there’s gold in every soul.  I think back on m relationship with my dad.  What I remembered as a child…both the open man and the closed man…and then I remember the man I knew as an adult.  Most of the time closed…but there were glimpses of gold in the soul.

I wrote this recently as a pondering.  What I like is that it pointed out to me where the walls were starting to form…the prison my dad built around him.  How I was so blessed the last couple of years that the walls started to get holes in them…and then I saw shiny gold peeking out.

If I could go back to any

Moment in time

What would it be?

I think this summer

When it was

Just you and me

 

We talked so freely

Just you and me

And I imagined how

It must have been

When I was a baby

And you cradled me

And you cooed with me

And life was simpler

Before you knew

You world was crumbling

And that people weren’t happy

Before your tenderness

Was crushed by the weight

Of real life

Before you knew that the love

Of your life wasn’t as happy as you.

Could you take me there daddy?

 

I want to know what

It was like before

The monstrous voice of the drink

Allowed you to say things

That were not really you

When the hurt unleashed

And lashed out on anyone

In its path

 

Somehow I always knew

That it wasn’t you

On those cold dark days

How?

Because there were

Those quiet moments

When you taught us

Poker and dominoes

And we sat around

Like a family

And laughed and played

As if there were no cares

In the world

 

Can you take me back there daddy?

May you find gold in the soul of all those you love.  Where would you like the time machine to take you?

Author: writingwingsforyou

Words are powerful and hold the keys to bring healing, play and joy, making life extrordinary. Words can also shift the world into a better place. I am a writer; a storyteller and a relatioship coach; buidling better relationships from the inside out so we can have more joy, communication and love in our lives. Let's explore! Let's create! . ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

5 thoughts on “Can You Take me Back Daddy?

  1. Absolutely beautiful Marie. So touching!

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  2. Marie, you expressed so much here with such word pictures of artistry. I can “see” the gold peeking out and shining on you as a little girl. Your Dad had a disease or problem but his true soul you could still see. Absolutely perfect.
    I am not sure I would change too much of the of the past; so will stay as much as I can “in the moment” with grandkids. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. And yes, as you said, it’s all perfect. Take all the time we can now to enjoy those precious ones!

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      • Oh how much your goodness shines through in your words. Are you writing a book or involved in a project? You had a small gap in posting and was wortied. Hope there is nothing wrong with your health or family’s either. You have been around my blog since before June, 2014. That means a lot to me ♡

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  3. Marie, I understand how your poetry is so healing. Blessings!

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