Letters to a Fallen Father: 'What a pity I had no time to say goodbye to you'

"I'm writing this today, because "good-bye" I had no chance to say," Lihi writes to her father, Amotz Greenberg, who fell in battle.

April 22, 2015 15:07
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Amotz Greenberg

Lihi and Amotz Greenberg. (photo credit: IDF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ORGANIZATION)

My Father is a Hero

Darling Daddy,
Your smile is etched into my memory,
And I want you here with me,
But it can't be.

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Darling Daddy,
If only I could turn back time,
If only you could return to my life,
But it can't be.

Darling Daddy,
I would tell you how much I love you,
I would want to warn you not to go into battle,
But you won't listen to me,
Because you want us to have peace.

Perhaps you won't be coming back to me,
But you know Daddy,
you are a hero.

Darling Daddy,
Memories flood me every moment,
You are there in every place, even in dreams.
What a pity I had no time to say goodbye to you.

You are everybody's hero,
I love you more than anything in the world,
And I'm writing this today,
Because "good-bye" I had no chance to say.

My father is a hero

Lihi Greenberg, 16 from Hod HaSharon, is the daughter of Major Amotz Greenberg, who volunteered to join the Reserves and was killed in the incident where terrorists penetrated near Kibbutz Beeri in "Operation Protective Edge."

For more information: www.idfwo.org/homePage.htm

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