Father In Law And Friend, You will Be Missed


FATHER-IN-LAW AND FRIEND: YOU WILL BE MISSED

 

This Poem is my attempt to salute the man who is most responsible for the raising of my two blood children, who are in their mid thirties now. Steve was a man who I had great respect for and whom I thought of as the dad I always wish I had had, or at the very least as the dad I wish my real dad would have been anything like. I got a call from my daughter Thanksgiving morning of 2011 to inform me that Steve had died from a heart valve problem. I wrote this poem the next morning as a salute to him.

 

 

Steve, o how I miss you, a main rock within my life

But one day now you have been gone

I have always felt your soul as if a part of my soul

For thirty-eight years our lives were intertwined

Always loved like a father, that, will never die

This morning my sweet daughters call

For this season, Thanksgiving Holiday has died

 

 

This past twenty-four on my knees I’ve shed many tears

Also thanking the Lord for the great man that you were

Raising your four children, then by your kindness, mine

So thankful my children whom you loved, holding your hand

As you, this wonderful man, for the last time closed your eyes

 

 

My friend, how many of those I know that loved you like a dad

Our hearts and souls ache for the loss of you in our lives

Yet we all thank the Lord for the time allowed to share with you

In all our eyes, truly one Heaven sent man, sleep well my friend

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