Derek McCasland

Rookie (9-17-79 / Texas)

For Papa - Poem by Derek McCasland

Hello, my old friend,
Has it only been a year?
It seems as though forever
Since we have had you here.

Remember all the times
We made eachother laugh?
Or the times when I was weak..
You were my sturdy staff.

I miss your strong hugs,
And the way you made me smile,
Our long walks through the forest,
Chatting all the while.

I really hope you know,
The things I never said,
The thoughts I didn't share,
Those times from you I fled.

I know that you can see me,
And it helps to ease the pain,
I hope that I have honored you,
And never caused you shame.

Look over me now
As I head out into Life
Give me strength through the sorrow,
Illness, pain, and strife.

I hope that you can see me..
And how I'm so in Love,
Another member to our family,
Sent from up above.

And when we have our children,
They will always know your name,
Visit sometime Papa...
We'll be so glad you came.

I Love you and I keep you,
Deep within my soul,
Thank you for making me,
The man she Loves to hold.

I Love you...I miss you...

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/26/2005 3:40:00 PM)

    This is a real tear jerker, Derek, I'm still snivelling! ! ! Lovely poem to your Papa. Sincerely Ernestine Northover (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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