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- In loving memory of my dear Dad who passed away 11.06.2004 -

- Happy Fathers Day Dad -

- I miss you everyday -

- I hope I’m making you proud -

** Many times did you tell me that when you were gone

I was to pick up the pieces be strong and soldier on.

But what you didn’t mention a tiny detail you forgot

Is things are not that easy..  Ignore all emotion I cannot.

At times it seems the world has come to rest upon my shoulders

Head spins around my hair is curled,.. Life stops, blocked by heavy boulders.

I attempt to recall all the things you did teach

much younger back then worries where far from my reach..

‘Hold your head up high and always be strong

never let it be known when things start to go wrong’

‘Have a firm hand but a gentle touch

Use force as a tool but never a crutch’

Bite your lip before you cry

always tell the truth and never tell a lie.

Be a good girl take care of your nest

always make sure you’re doing your best.

Make strength hard to shove then stick out your chest

show feelings, express love, patience may be put to the test.

Of your family and Self you must always be proud

Stand out be a leader don’t follow the crowd.

Teach you girls goodness and your boys to be strong

tell them roads that are worth taking may be roads that are long.

I only realize now how right you always were

some days it is hard going yet the years pass by in a blur.

An old man giving lectures Is all I had thought

There were lessons to learn and lessons to be taught.

I grasped one here,  I grasped one there

as you practised your preach from that tatty old chair.

I didn’t realize then that you were on my side

sharing all your wisdom you where helping to guide.

I wish I would have listened more when you were still alive

yet what I learned from all you left.. makes sure I will survive.

I’m thanking you now although I know It’s far to late

I’ll be sure to thank you properly when we meet again

at heavens pearly gate **

Note:  Some of the above content is not my own wording. Over time due to tweaking and adding my own words I am now unable to state exactly the words that I wrote from the words I did not.

Let Me…

Let me know when I make you proud and help me to have pride in my own accomplishments

Let me earn your trust, then trust me!. I won’t let you down!

Let me try my wings, If I fail let me know it’s OK.. encourage me to try again

Let me know you love me, with a hug or a pat on the back

Then when I need it with a firm but gentle “No.”

Let me be, let me change, let me grow

Let me tell you when I’m feeling bad… or angry, even at you…

Let me know that even on my worst days you still love me

Let me dream, share my joy when my dreams come true

Share my tears when they don’t. Let me feel secure in my home.

Help me realize that love is always there. That I can depend on you no matter what.

Let me run … let me laugh … let me play.

Most of all let me be me..  A child!

—Anonymous

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