Pass The Baton


It seems so long now,
But just like yesterday,
You were still here,
And at just a phones reach.
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Now , years later,
You are years away,
Yet your life is in me,
And passes in seconds.
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You once brought me up,
Made me more like me,
And now you’ve passed,
And passed the baton on to me.
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I now live in your memory,
Remember the good times,
Think of your flaws,
And I would take them for a few more times.
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But here I sit,
Taking over from you,
Learning to live,
And not to forget to laugh.
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You may no longer be,
In reach of me,
But you live within my heart,
As just another part.

GoodBye Dad


The last year has been hard,
I won’t pretend otherwise,
My last words were over a phone,
And my last picture is old.
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You didn’t get to live long,
There are many things you taught me,
Like how to remain strong,
When life treats you wrong.
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But lately I’ve been thinking,
And everything reminds me of you,
So many unasked questions,
And answers that will never be.
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Life has failed to break me yet,
But taking you was a decent attempt,
I still can’t find the perfect way,
To say Goodbye Dad.

If I Leave Tonight


If I leave tonight,
And pass from this life,
Don’t morn for me,
Or wish me to life.
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Just look up,
And see the stars,
Think of me,
Where you are.
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I may not be,
There beside you,
But we both see,
The sky that you do.

Another Reminder Your Not There


When I see the news,
It reminds me,
When I visit the shops,
It reminds me,
Fathers day,
Another reminder,
Family packs,
Without the father,
Advertising emails,
For father and son,
Another sting,
Now that your gone.

Another Petal Falls


A rosebush is like a family.
Each home is a rose.
The petals the people.
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Just as people pass.
The petals fall.
Eventually the rose is bare.
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A home may close.
The flower may wither.
But the rosebush keeps growing.
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Each petal is remembered.
Every rose is not forgot.
The rosebush is not lost.
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So remember each petal.
And don’t forget each rose.
Watch as the rosebush grows.