Nikki Moore

Daddy Dearest Memories

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Daddy! I didn’t finished telling you about that cute guy

I met in the store last Tuesday.

Or that new sweet Mocha flavored coffee I bought you.

Why didn’t you say goodbye?

Why did you leave me when I long so desperately for your reassuring smile?

Your deep calm voice that reaches the depth of the Ocean

With passion and pride;

Last night I watered the Tulips and picked the Tomatoes,

The Peas and the Carrots you planted not so long ago.

Daddy! Why didn’t you wait a little while longer, to see your handy-work

Tinge with the colors of forget-me-not.

You left me with sun ripened Tomatoes,

Peas embellished with the colors of the rainbow

And carrots that glowed like the evening Sun,

Your worn out gloves embraced me in comfort and your garden boots swallowed my endless flow of tears;

Daddy; if that was enough for me to go on?

Why do I still look for you in the empty rocking chair dozing peacefully by the fire?

Why do I still look for your strong and sturdy frame silhouette against the evening sky?

This morning I ran down the stairs, your oversize shirts flowing like angels wings in the gently morning breeze.

I sit and sip your memories from the coffee cup you loved so much, and smile

Inwardly, as I realized that despite myself,

I’ve found solace and comfort in your memories.


by Nikki Moore
© All rights reserved 2015, 2016

Author: Paragonwords

Nikki Moore lives in Florida with her family and an inquisitive Tabby cat name Treetop. She has been writing on and off for about 15 years. She has won the Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement in Poetry by the International Library of Poetry and She has read many poems over the years and while she finds most of them To be beautifully woven poems that are famous for their artistic elegance and style. She yearns for the pragmatic words that stirs her soul emotionally. She loves to write poems that are practical, passionate and easy to understand. Her poems can be used to celebrate love, life, faith, and joy. They can also be used to overcome loss, depression, loneliness, death and sadness. As you take the time to read and reflect on her poems, may your souls be refreshed and your spirit renewed. Nikki Moore @Paragonwords 2018 All material written in this blog is Copyright © Nikki Moore @paragonwords 2017, 2018 © [Nikki Moore] and [Paragonwords], [ 2014, 2015, 2016]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Nikki Moore] and [Paragonwords] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. most images obtained from

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