Yesterday I sat beside you on your bed
Knowing it might be my last time to say
I love you.
I manage those words but nothing more.
Why is it so hard to speak my heart
to this man I love?
Memories flood my mind as I sit,
wishing I had the right words.
How does one voice appreciation to a man
who sacrificed everything
for those he loves?
A man who worked tirelessly
to take care of those entrusted to him...
A man who spoke truth,
even when it was sure
to cause division...
I celebrate you, Dad,
for your laughter,
your kind words,
The strength you showed outwardly,
even if unsure inside.
I celebrate you for your model
of sacrifice and commitment.
True love in its purest form.