Monday, November 21, 2016

Dad--By Cindy Hutchings--United States


You were not religious
barely spiritual
your brain operated
in calculations, computations,
risk prevention

even while deteriorating from dementia
designing structures was on your mind
you watched with intense focus, when I
showed you images of architecture
created buildings from dominoes

now that you’ve passed on
gone on to another journey
your mental powers restored
I pray the Great Architect finds you
and together you make grand designs
in the lands of Skye, mist, cloud.

Cindy Hutchings’ first poetry chapbook, "Tree Talk," was published by MoonPath Press. Cindy is a member of Northwest Renaissance & Striped Water Poets in Auburn, WA, USA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English and Women Studies. She writes with passion about nature, events, and social causes. Her poetry is also shared online at and       


  1. Dear Cindy,
    Your poem brings to mind my best friend and mentor, Bob, a highly rated college professor before dementia set it. I really like the line that has his mental powers restored. I'm confident that many in the Whispers family will appreciate this poem.

  2. Thank you Michael, I really appreciate your comments. Take care, Cindy

  3. I really enjoyed this piece, thanks for sharing it!