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Good-bye Daddy

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Good-bye Daddy

Daddy, much too soon you left,
Leaving your family so bereft.
I know you didn't want to go.
Oh, Daddy how I miss you so!

Your voice no longer will I hear,
And that alone brings many a tear.
Your loving hugs I'll also miss,
I won't forget your gentle kiss.

A man of principle and pride 
You remained until you died.
A life lived with integrity
Will be your lasting legacy.

Rest in peace my dearest Dad.
I'm thankful for the time we had.
Your earthly journey now is through,
But I will never stop loving you.

Dedicated to my dad, Earl Horger, Jr
who passed away 6/27/2013

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 5:08:00 AM
    Beautiful and so touching, the poem reflects your deep love and affection for your father. An inspiration and great tribute.

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Your poem is a fine tribute to your dad and speaks volumes about your relationship. I am so sorry for your loss, he sounds like a great guy.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 3:01:00 PM
    So sorry for your loss...I'm sure he is pleased with this fine poem. Bless you!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:00:00 PM
    I'm so sorry to see this beautiful poem. It is a lovely tribute, but I'm so sorry, Kim. God Bless

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:06:00 PM
    I really did like that poem, written so smoothly and beautifully rhymed. the way I like to see poetry. A great tribute to your dad, well done Peter

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:02:00 PM
    this is so sweet. He must have been such an awesome dad!!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Sounds like an awesome dad and man....sorry for your loss

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 1:28:00 PM
    A lovely tribute to your dad,Kim.- May he rest in Peace. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:42:00 AM
    Moving & great written piece. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Kim, God bless hon. So many memories you will have forever. My Dad died at the age of 41 in 1968 when I was only 20. I cherish time with my Mom who is a young 83. Keep him warm in your heart and cherish the years you shared,

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:38:00 PM
    fantastic dedication.LOVE IT.So much love.My dads 2 year is on the 31st.Very much missed.Sorry,and remember he isnt far away.Hugs Colleen

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:29:00 PM
    A lovely tribute, my friend. Very sad to hear about your loss x

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:17:00 PM
    This is such a wonderful and loving tribute to your father. So heartfelt and full of emotion. May he now rest and may you find peace. My condolences to you and your family.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Kim, I can't tell you how to react to such sorrow. God will help you with the anxiety of such tragedy. I know you will see him again..... My prayers are with you ....Jake