Monday, October 26, 2009

even then



even then i was watching
always aware that you were good
strong
dependable
i could count on you

even then i would listen
deep voice
sometimes loud
always sure
encouraging "you can do anything"

even then i knew
you were a force to be reckoned with
hard, unrelenting, no nonsense
apples don't fall far from the tree
i can be hard

even then i thought
you were perfect
adoring you from the start
nothing has changed
except we grew up



3 comments:

Julie said...

Cristie, have you told your father about your blog? He would love reading your work, especially the pieces about your family. If he is not a computer guy perhaps you could write them in a beautiful book for him. They are so poignant. Julie

cristie said...

I really appreciate your positive support with these little entries. You have so many good ideas. I will have to put something together for n.g.clark. xox

deb said...

This photo made me cry, Cristie. For the same and different reasons.
I looked at my father like that in a picture , taken not long before his death. ( suicide).
Sorry .. just so moved by all of these posts.