Joseph Narusiewicz

Gold Star - 6,799 Points (9/29/50 / So St Paul, Minnesota)

Dad - Poem by Joseph Narusiewicz

How I wish I could go back
I wish I could tell you I love you
I am so proud of your purple hearts
You were wounded in world war two

You worked hard for your family
I never heard you really complain
You were grateful for all you had
You always tried to show us the way

I remember how you loved to laugh
How you cried when Grandma died
You played Santa Claus every year
You had friends and were well liked

We always went on a long vacation
You taught us to respect and love
To work hard and not be lazy
You taught us to believe in God above

I was twenty-four when we last hugged
They played the taps on that lonely day
Mom and Jim were both still alive
A twenty-one-gun salute by your grave

The love used here is what really counts
Mom and Jim are now home with you
My faith in the Lord is what sustains me
My tears flow but there is more I must do

Your battlefields have long ended
Your heart was good, deep and true
I will always try to honor your name
Dad I want you to know I love you

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 1, 2011

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