And had you been a father…

You would have been great

Gentle but firm

A real papa bear

Had you been a daddy

And had you been a father

The strong legacy would have be strengthened

An integral link of the backbone of the community

Would have been reinforced

A chain fortified

For you would have loved


So hard it would kill you

Like it did

Or made you last longer

Than you did

You were amazing

I was beginning to know

And I will miss you

As your absence continues to grow

And as she sits in that chair

Thinking and wishing she still had you

And your dad

I sit here knowing

You would have made her proud

If you were father

For you were one of the best sons she’s ever had.

(c) 2011 L. Ashwood

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