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My take on the Daily Prompt:  Laughter


I spent five years in a bottle
when cancer took my Daddy from me
but I’ve been sober
twenty-three years now
cause there’s some things stronger
than whiskey.

Like the sight of him
holding my baby boy
the way he laughed with utter joy
the first day I got up
on those water skis

And the way that he looked
with that smile in his eyes
the way he held me
every time I cried.
The way he was laughing
til the day he died.

You see the last words
that my Daddy said to me,
“There’s one thing
stronger than death
and that’s a memory.”


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