Poetry by Jim: happy father’s day

happy father’s day

 

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From left to right; my youngest son Billy, my oldest son Jamie and my mom (Grace) at dad’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. James Forrest McDonald Sr

 

in year seventy-five
you went away
you made me cry
was a very sad day

 

I was twenty one
such a young lad
had two babies
needed you dad

 

it’s called big C
you had no choice
you can’t be replaced
I lost your voice

 

in forty two years
four have stepped up
close to your age
they filled that cup

 

happy father’s day dad
I miss you so
you’re my blood
why did you go

 

Matt’s here now
really nice man
as we hang out
writing’s our plan

 

we talk about women
or stories and more
we laugh so easy
he’s never a bore

 

wish you were here
you’re in my heart
life can be short
enjoy it from the start

 

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Matthew (Matt) Jones Jr

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