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he was my dad

he was my dad
By donk92 on 01/07/2007
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He was my dad

He was there at my birth I was there at his death
He was a storyteller we hung on every breath
He was a hero and went away to war
He was my dad and I could want for nothing more

If he walked in through the door I wouldn’t blink an eye
Its as if he hadn’t left, did he really die
I sometimes smell his aftershave
Just a hint upon the air
But when I turn to look at him
My father isn’t there

Is it wrong to dwell on it
Or does memory keep him alive
I even remember his awful jokes
I’d love him to tell me one more time

I’ve spent the past few years thinking what we had
Instead of healing my wound it’s festered, I’m still sad
I yearn to see his face again a grin from ear to ear
Pulling silly faces my thoughts of him so dear
I remember his massive hands padded and soft
And how much stronger than other dads as he lifted me aloft

And so I stare into the mirror
With my son by my side
My father never left me
Within us he resides
In every chuckle of laughter
And every bloodied knee
As I looked up to my dad
My son looks up to me

Love was his greatest legacy
It reaches from his grave
But only the flesh is in there
The box in which he came
I talk about him every day
I tell my lad his thoughts
And hope that in the future
He will tell his sons

And so life goes on, at least for a while
But while I stand here beneath his gaze
Ill just look up and smile

I’ll love you and miss you always

Simon Mchardy 10th july 2006

© By donk92 On 1/7/2007 5:45:37 AM
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