8.6.19 Call Waiting (Poem)

“Call Waiting”

By Brian Bolding

8/6/19

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Dad,

I tried to call you last night

Did you hear the phone ring?

I just wanted to hear your voice

Were you listening?

 

Dad,

I was waiting for you

To give me that phone call

To tell me all about

your latest great big fall…

 

But the call never came

And I waited and cried

and waited some more

until my cell phone died.

 

Dad,

I tried to call you last night

I had a lot to say

Did you hear me?

Or have you simply faded away?

 

Dad,

I was waiting for you

To call me and ask for the wifi password

You did that every Monday

I know that sounds absurd

 

But the call never came

And I waited and cried

and waited some more

until my cell phone died…

 

Dad,

I tried to call

middle of last week

And all I got was a tear

Running down my cheek…

 

Where’d you go, Dad?

Where’d you go?

I love you,

I love you so!

 

8.6.19 618 pm tue bb.

 

Picture taken July 14, 2018, almost exactly a year before Dad passed away on July 16, 2019.

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