Dad’s Last Poem
So here I am, watching down on you
And I see one of my greatest fears.
There’s all these friends of mine
Who are shedding too many tears.
This is to be a celebration of life.
A time to laugh and Smile.
Just remember our time together
And be willing to rejoice all the while.
Think of all the laughs we’ve had.
The good jokes, bad puns and more.
All the time together we smiled.
Even shared a bottle of wine…or four.
I stand before you in this holy place,
Talking to you through my son.
I can’t help but wonder of my life
And think, boy…I really have won.
I’ve known so much in my time on earth,
And I’ve loved an awful lot.
Especially my kids and grand kids.
I’ve adored them since before they were tots.
Unfortunately, my time with all of you
Has come to an abbreviated en.
But I’ve always chosen life,
So I have no regrets that need to mend.
My charge to you from this day forth
Is not to sit and mourn or cry.
Instead I ask of you this favor
Just live life, don’t ask why.
So raise a glass in toast.
Maybe a cab or a chardonnay.
Live your life to the fullest
I certainly lived mine all the way!