The miracle that was you,
The wonderful father breaking through
All barriers of heaven and hell
to defend those you loved so well.
Down that long and difficult road
of love, family , and country, unbowed.
You continued, strong as steel.
Till time, as she often does, revealed
your worth to all who gazed upon,
perfect masculinity that shone of brawn.
In your final hour, you met life head on,
as always I’ve known you’ve done.
Loving, laughing, caring and strong,
you were always my hero, my father, my song.
I breathe sadness at your absence each day
It gets harder not easier as I go my way.
But I’m reminded of your gifts
As I wake up to the shining sun
You’re still here beside me, loving me
through each tear, one by one.