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If I Could Travel To And Fro

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If I Could Travel To And Fro

To my Dad...

If I could travel to and fro
The winds of change would meekly blow

And Heaven's Gate, that opened wide
Would stay shut tight, Dad at my side

Our campfires, when the firelight danced
You'd find me safe, 
wrapped in your glance

Upon this path, which trail to take
Close by my side, clear choice you'd make

And when the future seems forlorn
You'll summon Angels, squash the storm

Missteps, success, I know your here
Your steady hand  "jamesy!"  your cheer!

On down the road, around the bend
I know your there!

Dear Dad,

My friend!

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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:08:00 PM
    Very beautiful. I can feel the love you have for you Dad. Wish I could have mine back for a while.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Dear Jimbo..your verses give me goosebumps and a lump in my troath knowing how much family means to you..You make your dad proud and btw I love hearing you on Drake s show..keep it up : )

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:56:00 AM
    nothing like the love of a dad; i miss mine so much, jimbo... everlasting is your piece..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Oh, he sounds wonderful, Jimbo! Someone I would have enjoyed meeting. You have penned a lovely poem. God Bless, hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:10:00 AM
    A very touching poem James, I was delighted to see you on my comment list, I have missed you and your poetry, it is a pleasant surprise to read your treasured words, sending my love J, xxx

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Heartfelt write Jimbo.... one of the best touching poems I've read when it comes to Dad's... beautiful... amazing...Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work honoring your father's memory..Reads like he was a special man..Your work is very well presented..Great quality poetry..Sara

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 4:51:00 AM
    Nice emotional tribute you have paid, Jimbo