Ray Hansell

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A Father Remembered - Poem by Ray Hansell

The memories of my Father
Do not fade with time
How Could I forget
The one who was a major part
In this life of mine

The man who taught me
How to throw a ball
The man who showed me
What it meant to go for it all

The man who said, anyone can quit
But it was a real person who'd fight
Even when all those around you
Never believed you were right

The man who said, make your own choices
Don't let others makes decisions for you
Because in the end when all is said and done
We all must do what we must do

I've lived his words as I lived my life
Thinking and doing for myself
Trying to be the best person I could
Never consumed or worried about wealth

Though he died many years ago
I think of him each and every day
If he were still alive
I'd know exactly what I'd say

I'd wish him a happy Father's Day
I'd take him to a game
I'd remember all he taught me
I'd thank him for what I became


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  • (7/27/2010 8:45:00 PM)

    'I've lived his words as I lived my life'
    You are blessed to have had such a Dad
    To have read this poem about you & he, I am glad.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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