Sunday, October 04, 2009

Daddy Sang That Song

It is bittersweet to
have a memory powerful and
complete that brings with
it a strong emotion,
a good memory that
a smell or song evokes
but seeing it now
with the loved one
gone
brings a deep sadness
which cannot be quenched
with reason.
A reason which says
--Hey--it's good to
remember good times and pleasant things.
But the sadness
oozes out with tears
even though it is a smile
that should come and a
thankfulness for the memory
not this overwhelming
melancholy.

Marsha Salerno

1 comment:

Laura said...

Enjoyed all three. this one particularly spoke. it arrives in the anniversary month of my father's death. thank you.