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POETRY

A poem for my father written the night before his funeral

After he died,
My father told me,

Don’t look for me
In my bones and ashes,

I am not there.
I am now free —

I am pure energy
Released into the world

After years of captivity
In a body that consumed me.

See, I am here
With my sister and my mother

And we are strong and happy,
Free from bodies that chained us.

Here we are, always close to you,
Written in your code, your DNA,

Wired to be forever with you
Because of love,

A universal tie that binds us
Together for always.

~~

Note: My father died at 11.08pm +0800 GMT on 24th February 2021. He was 86. Goodbye, Dad. I will miss you forever.

~~

Christina Sng

Poet, artist, essayist, animal activist, mama | Two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares and A Collection of Dreamscapes

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