On this day
We lost my Dad.
His heart failed
And he was gone.
Today feels strange.
I have tried to be normal.
But inside I feel numb.
Walking around like a zombie.
Struggling to answer straightforward questions.
Mind anywhere but where it's supposed to be.
It won't last.
I know this.
But today is a day of intense emotion
And the painful reality that Dad is no more.
But his love
His voice that I can still hear in my head
His big bear hugs
Every good memory I have of him
These are the things that will last.
"Weeping may endure (last) for a night...
Joy comes in the morning."