Still Me

I am free at last to be

The Dad as you remember me

My hair is long

My smile is wide

Once again I walk outside

I have no barriers

No locked doors

The world once more is mine evermore

I can run dance and swim in the sea

I can laugh you know it’s me

Can’t u feel me when I’m near

That strange smell won’t disappear

That thought that reminds you of me

It’s real believe it …. It is me

I come close to touch your cheek when I think you are asleep

I watch you every day

I will never go away

When you think of me maybe a song

Or thoughts in your head as you drive along

I am there with you please see

Next time you see it talk to me

I will never leave your side

Dad xx
Teresa Dovey March 2016

Heavenly Jive

I know you are dancingThat’s all I see today

Whilst the musics playing

You dance the night away

Yes you’ve got the rhythm 

Deffo got the moves

Every bit is moving 

From your head down to your shoes

All of you is working

All of you can move

It’s good to see you laughing

It’s good to see you smile

Dad keep on dancing

We will join you in a while
Teresa Dovey March 2016

Strong

They didn’t take my strength For that was all mine you see

I lived it and I learnt it

Through pain and misery

They couldn’t make me falter

Though the path was long

My mind they couldn’t alter

It’s me and I am strong.

They tried to make me be

A puppet in the throng …..

They were so wrong.

But no that wasn’t me.

They couldn’t break my spirit

They couldn’t make me be

That mild and gentle patient

It would make their lives easier

But that was not me.

I walked as I wanted too

I said it how it was

I shouted when I wanted

To you all I showed love.

Some of them I liked

For them I would be good

But those of them I didn’t ……..

They surely understood.

Teresa Dovey March 2016

Daffodils

It’s Easter now spring has sprung

a golden glow revives the earth

I love the colour looking down

I see yellow all around.

I love to watch the flowers grow

new life new birth

another day to feel the sun

on your face it’s wonderful

Breath it feel it within your heart

take the colour smell the scent

for it is all heaven sent.

I sit here now looking down

Can you feel me? I’m around

Your choosing flowers for your windowsill…….

Go on ….. Choose a Daffodil
Teresa Dovey 28 March 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

No regrets?

I want no regrets, for the things I didn’t do

For all the times you sat alone and I didn’t visit you

How lonely you must have been, waiting for a call

From the ones you loved the most, and you got nothing at all

 

I want no regrets for the excuses that I made

Too busy with my life, I lost sight of you

Sat with all your photos of the life you used to have

The remnants of our childhood to keep you company

 

I want no regrets of the times I closed my mind

To the loneliness you must have felt as age took its toll

The time you needed us most and I just wasn’t there

as much as I should have been, to show you I cared

 

And now it’s too late to visit you, to share those silent hours

Or to hear you on the phone as you say ‘Hello, flower’

No more stories, no more jokes, no more hugs

The times that I’ve lost that I just couldn’t foresee

And the empty space within my heart  where you used to be

 

I want no regrets.

 

Free

I am free at last to be
The Dad as you remember me
My hair is long
My smile is wide
Once again I walk outside
I have no barriers
No locked doors
The world once more is mine evermore
I can run dance and swim in the sea
I can laugh you know it’s me
Can’t u feel me when I’m near
That strange smell won’t disappear
That thought that reminds you of me
It’s real believe it …. It is me
I come close to touch your cheek when I think you are asleep
I watch you every day
I will never go away
When you think of me maybe a song
Or thoughts in your head as you drive along
I am there with you please see
Next time you see it talk to me
I will never leave your side
Dad xx

@ Teresa Dovey 25 feb 2016