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Thinking about things, you come to mind,
I think of who you were and what you've done,
You were a strong man, who loved his family,
You were a provider for those you cherished,
You were a soldier, you defended my rights,
You made your family proud those years,
You still make me proud,
I may have only met you when I was nine,
But it felt like I had known you a lifetime,
You held me in your arms when I would stumble,
You would tell me how much you loved me,
Looking into your eyes all I had was such comfort,
Memories are all we have now,
Memories that make us laugh,
Memories that make us cry,
Memories that make our hearts fill with love,
Memories that make us proud,
I can say I miss the calls I would get,
We shared our birthday together,
I looked forward to that call with anxious waiting,
But now, after 14 years, I still sometimes wait for that call,
It never comes, but no matter, I still sit and wait,
I love you Papa, with all my heart,
The loss of you is still as fresh as the day you left us,
I keep you close to my heart, always, never letting you leave my thoughts,
I miss you Papa, but like you told Dad, and Dad told me,
"Don't dwell on the death, dwell on the life,"
So I think of you often, think of your life,
I think about how you would brighten up when we all came to see you,
I think about how much I enjoyed having you help me with the lawn mower,
I think about how much I miss sitting with you on the porch swing,
I think about how much of an amazing man you were,
From the bottom of my heart, I love you Papa,
Thank you for the times that I had with you,
Happy Birthday.
So this I wrote on January 21st. I wrote what came to mind regarding my grandfather. 14 years ago today, he passed and its still fresh in my heart the loss of him. He was the most amazing man to have come into my life.

RIP Papa. :huggle:
MysticHorns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow you make me cry...

Amazing written :heart:
TropicalxLondon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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