Dad

How I wish to be able to walk with you

Talk with you

Debate the issues and mountains of life

Today would have a been a bash

No expense spared, the freshest palm wine

To celebrate your day.

How 10 years have flown by

The pain as fresh as if it was now

Laying here wondering where your guiding hands would have led

Who knew all those years back,

Those rebukes would be the bitter sweet memories of today

Those words that you’re known for

Would elicit sweet smiles of remembrance today

On this day, every year

We fondly remember and celebrate the

Only way we know how

Food, Laughter, Wine, Love

Knowing that you’re near

Feeling you near and present

Could almost hear the growls of your laughs

May ours ring as loud as yours

Even as coated with the pain of losing you

We’ll always raise a glass – red of course

And toast to the only father I ever known and loved

To the only person who truly understood me

For we know we are most alike

They say time heals

But we never forget

On this day – 23rd

To wish you the best of birthdays

I know you’re up there

Feasting on the best and

Having a blast

One day, I’ll be able to hold you

And say once again in person

Happy Birthday Daddy

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