God Gave You To Us


God gave you to us,
As a source of love,
To teach us his wisdom,
And teach us how to live.
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He left you here,
As long as he could,
Before he needed you,
Back with him.

God Gave You Wings


God too you too soon,
Some might say,
You were here all my life,
And one day you were taken away.
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But I smile because,
Although God took you home,
I know when he greeted,
He gave you wings to fly.
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You were my hero,
A man with the knowledge,
The source of my wisdom,
Someone I could turn to.
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Now when I hear the gulls,
Or see the west coast sky,
I’ll know you are there,
Soaring amongst the clouds.
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God gave you to the earth,
His gift to everyone in your life,
And each day from now,
I will be thankful to him and to you.
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I know I have to say goodbye,
But this isn’t the end,
It was just your time,
And I will see you again.

Justice for Breonna Taylor


Have you ever gone to bed,
Locked the door,
And laid down you head,
And had the thought pass right through,
That the police may tonight,
Visit you?
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Without a knock,
With silent step,
Entered your house,
Found you in your bed,
Decided to upholster their gun,
And shoot you dead?
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I’ve never had that fear,
And why would I,
When the racism is clear,
My white skin has protected me,
But this should not be,
Let’s fight for justice for Breonna’s family.¬†

Funeral


Funerals are often said,
To be when people are laid to rest.
An ending to the person’s life,
But that doesn’t feel right.
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I have found a funeral to be,
Something more akin to a sea.
A long outstretched emptiness before you,
Another journey to be got through.
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But when all is said and done,
And the day has come and gone.
It isn’t the end of the person’s life,
Just the time to say goodbye.
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In the weeks and months after,
The person memories linger onwards.
They are not forgotten or no more,
They stay with us for evermore.

When They’re Gone, They’re Gone


As phrases go,
Everyone knows,
And it’s obvious,
When they are gone,
They are gone.
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But the phrase,
Has no meaning,
Until it happens.
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I thought I knew,
It’s obvious to me,
Isn’t obvious to you,
I won’t see them again.
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But it’s more final,
Thank I could have known,
More of an end,
Than your mind can show.
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When they’re gone,
They aren’t here,
And they never,
Will be again.

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.