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No More

No more "I Love You"'s
No more deep, resonating laughs
No more 'vette cruises
No more Daddy/Daughter Car Shows
No more mid-day practices
No more special saturday breakfasts

Only tears and sore cheeks
Irritated eyes and massive headaches
Sad songs banned whenever I'm around
Ironically my favorite, "You Can Let Go Now"

No more embraces
No more hugs and kisses
No more soothing words
No more sleepoing to a father's heartbeat

Memories still burn, good and bad
Pictures raise heartache, I pray to forget
Videos are worst of all, seeing all that is lost

Now I sit and wait, for whatever may come
Good or bad, right or wrong
Hoping, praying, needing my father's guidance
receiving only silence

The breeze on my cheek; my father's caress
The sun's warmth on my face; his love keeping me safe
The rain in my hair; his tears of joy and sorrow
The footprints in the snow; his following me to and fro

This I pretend to keep me sane
To remember the man I lost
To remember the greatest father
To remember how lucky I was and still am.





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