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MY DAD
He was a strong man both, emotionally and physically, He had so much pride He never truly needed anyone He loved my mother with such joy and tenderness He would look at her and just beam. He was a great provider for his family His family never wanted for anything He was a true, loyal friend He would help if he could and never ask for anything in return He was devoted to all He was a Christian man, even though he would fall asleep in church He would start to snore and my mother would reach over and clip him He allowed me to lay my head in his lap and sleep as a child in church But he still believed deeply in God He always tried to be what he felt was a good Baptist His years have passed him to an age of 89 He has had a full life and done exactly what he wanted to do He's gone from a strong willed man To a shell of himself He's weak in body and mind But still loves life He's out lived my mother by 20 years so far He gets confused now a lot about who is who He's gone from a man who needed no one To a man who needs his only child He really does need me He's gone from a man who was never affectionate To a man who gets his feelings hurt if I don't give him a hug He's gone from a man with many friends To a man who has out lived all of them He's lonely now He's gone from a man with such courage To a man who is just too tired He's gone from a man with such desire to live To a man who is ready to be taken home To be with the rest of his family and friends I love this man, my dad, more than I ever thought possible I'm very proud to call him "Dad" He was tough as a parent, very tough But now he just enjoys talking to his baby girl He now beams when he sees me I love this man, my dad As he drifts from life, I cling to him I pray that he doesn't suffer and I want him in peace But being a selfish child, I want him here on earth with me As I watch him slowly leave me I pray for just one more day with him Just one more, "I love you, dad" I love this man, my "Dad"

With ALL my LOVE, your daughter Susie

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