by Cheryl Twaddle
The sun is shining in the sky
The sky is still and blue
I can’t believe its been so long
Since I could talk to you.
Your voice that used to scare me
Gave me strength in later years
And now that it is silent
I feel the welling of my tears.
I used to hold your hand so strong
When I was afraid of life
You took me in your giant arms
And made me feel alright.
I can’t believe I will no longer gaze
Upon your clear blue eyes
The world would seem far easier
When you could ease my cries.
But now you are no longer here
And I feel heavy-hearted
So, now, Dad I remember you
On this the day you parted.
I will thank you for all you gave to me
Your wisdom and your love
And hope that you will look in on me
Once or twice from high above.
In loving memory of my Dad, Nelson Bernard
July 25, 1940-June 22, 2010