Childlike as me, you brought
joy and chased away any fear.
Wiped away my tears, so I would
Encouragement came from you
to me and always there to say,
“You can”. Not later or someday,
but a “can” is how to live by night
Never a sad word, not even two,
always a new thought for me to
live by, and always a step ahead, to
allow a path, for me to follow.
Pure love in your heart for me, a heart
that saw only the moon and stars and good
inside of all, especially me your kindred
spirit to stay and hunt with you to be quiet
for the day and night, so we were happy
as we found a fish or deer. Never to fear
the foe or scaly trout, for we gave back
and found the fun was only in the hunt.
I held your hand when crossing street and
when finding my feet not too firmly put
upon the sand. You were my strength to
have when life was sad.
Then you were gone, I was not to have you
long. A curve you never saw, and then you
joined your father. The father I will one day
know, as now my tears are dry for every day
I see your eyes. The tender man, the perfect
man. But I must know this man has gone.
Just memories of long ago, yet, he will always
be the father, the perfect father I once had.