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Would that I Could

If only for a moment, I’d like to enjoy your smile again You could have been the fourth of three wise men In cloud formations I sometimes see your face My heart grows heavy as past joys I trace Surely you’re playing baseball with the angels today Yet I long for you, Dad, as I clasp my hands to pray When I hear others bemoan the deeds their fathers did I remember all the strife that from your children you hid So often I view the video made for your ninetieth birthday The struggles of a hard life it will always convey But you gave your children far more than you ever had It’s with pride I still boast, “I had the greatest Dad” Would that I could go back in time once more To say, “I love you,” to a father I’ll always adore
*Written April 19, 2013



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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 12:59:00 PM

    Your Dad would be grinning ear to ear and boasting with pride that he has the greatest daughter. Splendid write Carolyn...hugs Tim