It’s already been three years now since you passed away,
Yet, those mem’ries of you are alive, in my heart you’ll forever stay;
Every time I think of you, I smile with pain,
And wish that I can see and hug you once again.
My childhood years with you were so much fun,
I can’t recall any moment when you hit me with your hand;
You always took care of me with so much love,
‘Til I dreamt of Jesus on his bike, showing Himself like you-a loving Dad.
You were a very loving father who sacrificed everything,
When mom was away for work, you crossed rivers if I get sick;
You’d played the biggest role in my grade schooling,
You’d always fetched and brought me to school through biking.
I remember when you asked my teacher’s permission,
I was sick and I couldn’t attend my Kindergarten Graduation;
My teacher didn’t agree for I’ll be given an honor,
Wrapped in blanket, you brought me up on stage to pin my ribbon.
From my secondary to college life,
You gave your financial, moral and spiritual support and guide;
You’d honed your house-painting skills and you became well- known,
A big help for mom and your three children’s education.
December 2010 to January, 2011 was the happiest moment for me,
You and mom visited me in a place so far away,
A happy reunion of only four (with your sis/my aunt) but I was so happy
We enjoyed your natal day… I never thought that was your last, Daddy.
You went back home and suddenly you got sick,
No matter how everyone climbed a mountain, you’d a remote recovery;
Despite the pain of losing you as my eyes blurred with tears,
I finally let you go to God, in Him you’ll find the most soothing relief.
Today is your death anniversary and I’m writing my poetry,
To express how much you are missed my ever dearest daddy;
I offer you flowers and candles on the altar where I’ve placed your photo,
Through my prayer to God, I’ll send my loving messages to you.
Dear God, please tell my dad that I dearly love and miss him so much,
Hug him for me and through the breeze, please send me his loving touch;
Among the most beautiful flowers in heaven, please pick one for me,
Give it to him- a symbol of my great love and forever he’s my best daddy.
Feb. 27, 2014 5.20pm
A poem requested by my relatives for my dad’s Third Year Death Anniversary on this March/14. He was 64 when he died. It was sent back home through mail and will be read by my 11-yr. old niece on his memorial service day at church.