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Doughboy-Dad

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Doughboy-Dad

Your roomate had called me late 
that night,
And told me that you were not 
feeling right,

I hopped in my car and made my 
way,
Not telling you I'd be there the next 
day,

You then called me during my drive,
And asked me when I would arrive,

how'd you know I was going to 
come,
You told me because you knew your 
son,

You said that the paramedics had 
come and gone,
And that they told you there wasn't 
much wrong,

So we cracked a few jokes as we 
always do,
You gave me your love I said I love 
you too,

How could I know that would be the 
last,
Time that we talked the night that 
you passed,

I would have never hung up the 
phone,
Knowing that you would leave all 
alone.

I would have drove faster not 
stopped to rest,
Would have held your hand told you 
your the best.

The minister asked me to put pen to 
pad,
And write a few stories about my 
dad,

So I began writing of things in past 
years,
But the pen wouldn't work paper 
covered with tears,

So I just told him a bit about you,
And he told me that that would do,

We then had your service now that 
was a sight,
From the rich to the homeless you 
must of done right,

To have such a variation of freinds,
Who stood beside you right to the 
end,

I prayed, then I cried then I started 
to laugh,
As people told stories on your behalf,

So then we went out to celebrate 
your life,
Myself, your daughter, her man and 
my wife.


As I now type this poem, some time 
has gone by,
And i pause, and take time to dab 
my teary  eyes.

Cause you touched so many in your 
64 years,
And the screen looks so hazy, eyes 
filling with tears,

In your life you gave me so much 
joy,
Love you Dad- rest in peace 
doughboy.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:28:00 PM
    This is darn good