My Father’s Day

Author : Cadence Beret


Mourning a Father’s Passing

Although my father passed away more than two decades ago, I recall how difficult it was to get through the first Father’s Day after his passing. But with every year that’s gone by, I’ve come to appreciate and love him more.

Very much aware of how everyone’s lives differ and how each person grieves differently, I hope it brings some small comfort to some in knowing that, for me, the love and the memories my father and I shared, has only grown stronger.


Iris

When you passed away
I was far away
At the time I was told
Irises meant to remember
A symbol of remembrance
Purple flowering irises
I sent to be with you
To rest by your side

When you passed away
I was far away
I wasn’t there to see you off
Instead of I by your side
Irises were laid
To let passersby know
I’d always remember
I’d never forget you

Then now and forever
You are my only iris
Then now and forever
I love and remember you
Then now and forever


Iris is one of a small collection of poems featured in Family Garden. Please visit CadentWords to view the Introduction and select from the Table of Contents for your next garden inspired poem:



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Happy Father’s Day

Author : Cadence Beret


Arborescence

Your roots reach far and wide
Below the underground
Holding the soil together
For us to bloom upon

Your canopy’s expanse
Provides comfort and shelter
From excessive temperatures
Throughout every season

You are solid tall and strong
A natural protector
Rugged and elegant
Sturdy and handsome

You grow and keep on reaching
For the sky above
While protecting us constantly
To bloom in all our beauty


One of a small collection of poems featured in Family Garden, please click here for more garden inspired poetry:



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CadentImage : Truths


truths

Likely the most realistic of abstract self-portraits drawn over the years, this featured drawing was created for a poem that’s just as truthful in expression – this month’s featured poem, Newborn Beach.


For more about this drawing or for other drawings by Cadence, please select from the following tabs:

IMAGE : truths

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CadentTheme : Reality


reality

really real

realities

reality is real


Although not designated as synonyms for one another, this month’s featured word and theme (truth & reality) could very well be twins.

The dictionary describes both truth and reality with words such as, real things and real events, but the reality is, this segment isn’t about the word reality, but reality as a theme, and how it relates to poetry.


Exerpts from the first of a 3-part segment, be sure to visit CadentWords for more truth about this month’s reality and other highlights too!

THEME : reality



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CadentWord : Truth


truth

must I be injected

with a dose of truth serum

to tell my simple truth

as truthful as it is


This month’s featured word, a rather common and familiar one, might lead some to wonder why there is a need for it to be highlighted while focusing on poetry.

The fact is, full disclosure of one’s truth is usually shared in confidence with a trusted one. And the bottom line is, people are free to choose to believe whether something is true or not.


The first of a 3-part segment – visit CadentWords for more about this month’s featured word and look through other highlights too!

WORD : truth



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CadentPoem : Newborn Beach


When you were itsy bitsy

I would take you with me

Together we would go

And sit close to the sea


With only four lines offering a peek at this poem, discover this Newborn Beach in its entirety at CadentWords, where this month’s featured highlights focus on truth and reality and how it is expressed in poetry.



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CadentColour : Sky


sky colour palette

At CadentWords, every month features not only poems and words, but colour palettes too!

From light sky to night sky, preview this month’s sky blue colour, some cadent words from Cadence, and a night sky’s poem:

COLOUR : sky



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CadentPhoto : Sky Light


photo by cadence

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one’s a sneaky one!

Selected for its spotlight shining on the endless colour of the sky, this photo was originally designed to accompany a poem titled Landscape of Love and recently inspired the creation of a Bright Mud Light cartoon character.

View more Sky Light photos and read both poems by visiting CadentWords’ photo page:

PHOTO : sky light



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CadentImage : Imago


imago

the imago I dreamed of

the life I was to live

has not materialized

not metamorphosized


At CadentWords, every month features not only poems and words, but drawings, photos, and colours too!

Visit CadentWords’ featured highlights to read about how this drawing came to be and to view the Imago poem in its entirety:

IMAGE : imago



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CadentTheme : Creativity


creative

creators

creating

creatively


CadentWords’ May theme – creativity, introduces a few creatively imagined poems featuring cartoon characters in the shape of bugs and birds.

IT’S A WRAP!


Take a trip through Cadence’s creative journey – visit this month’s theme page for a quick 3-part segment and 2 more cartoon poems!

THEME : creativity



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