Farewell To My Father

I went back to this creative writing prompt site for more inspiration. At some point, I’ll get back into the dream theme, but for today I felt like something different.

Write a poem using all of the following words: dim, hinge, dingy.

Even though that place was never my favorite

There once felt like there was life there

The last time I returned, it was to say goodbye

Places at your home which used to feel lively had gone dim

You were still present, waiting to say goodbye too

Yet your energy had already begun to leave the space

As soon as I walked in, I noticed how dingy everything had become

It had been a few years since I had entered that door

The hinge now rusted, when once it moved smoothly

While it was always far from perfect there, your strong energy permeated it

Brought the place to life, with signs of your work everywhere

Knowing that I would never return to this place was bittersweet

For the memories contained within the walls, and in your fields were both light and dark

More than anything, I’ll remember the sight of your white hair shining in the sun

As you rode your red tractor in circles mowing the field, or worked in your garden

Goodbyes are never easy, especially when they are forever

 

 

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