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I Just Found Out

I Just Found Out how precious life can be
Can a father be any prouder then the day of his first son
All the hopes for the best to be given
All the dreams for what he might grow to become
A father’s wishes for his son – what a grand vision
The son is five – the first day of school
Father consoles mother who is in tears
The son is thirteen – no longer the boy
Father plays catch and cheers when his son plays
The son now eighteen- graduation has come
Father had given him the keys for the senior prom 
The son is out late for the night- as expected he would be
The father answers the doorbell – it is three
Mr. Father- a voice questions me
I am sorry to inform you- the state trooper tells me.
Oh- the terror – dear Lord you should have taken me

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  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:01:00 AM
    A Thoughtful write... Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:08:00 AM
    Very powerful Mark, a reminder of life's fragility. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:17:00 PM
    This gave me the shivers but it happens so often. I hope not to you. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:48:00 PM
    In dedication to a childhood friend who died some 40 years ago while heading home from his high school prom. Our families had attended the same church.