|Dad, me and my brother Joe circa 1958|
Rest easy now, and soar above
Be joined by all of those you’ve loved.
And while it’s hard to let you go,
You are in a better place, I know.
You served your country, served it well
At times it must have seemed a living hell.
Perhaps the family you left behind
Brought you back, sound of body and mind.
The years, they passed, your family grew
Until once again it was just you two.
You filled the time with volunteering and fun
The trips, the poor, a chorale group to run.
The life you lived was full and long
And through it all you seemed so strong.
Though you’re gone and in a different place
The footprints you’ve left won’t be erased.
So how can I bear to say good-bye
Not question the reason or the why?
I look in my heart and I know it’s true
No better father could I have had than you!