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16 Years Today, I Hold The Memory...

olawaliumPosted for Everyone to comment on, 2 years ago3 min read


It's been 16 years this may dad but I still remember it all
How you always guide and protect me with your hands so I won't fall
How your love guided us all so we can with others walk tall
It's been 16 years dear father and with God's Grace with didn't stall
I know you are watching from heaven and I still kick the football
I know you are watching so you didn't miss those fun parts in our lives
But you are no longer here and I would have given you lots of high fives
It has been over many years but it still feels like yesterday
It hurt then, it hurts now and even till yesterday and today
It hurts so bad I wasn't there by your side that day
I hope my scream that day could wake you up as I was being held back
I wish to have the keys to so many of life's greatest hacks
If tears could bring back a loved one, I'm sure you would have been awake
I remember how hot tears came flowing from others and my face
I wish I can gather them as they leave on everyone's faces, the trace
I missed being able to run to you as you hold me in a warm embrace
You saved my blushes many times and kept me away from the shame
Nothing compares to the genuine smiles from your scaled lips
I am grateful for the opportunity of having you as a father
Your kindness touched me and I'm encouraged to walk even farther
Your good heart changed us to become kinder
All I could say is that we are doing fine
Memories of you get better with years like a fine wine
You taught me about confidence and now with kings and princes I fine
There was no denying the fact that you gave us your best when you were here
Your work was done and now you are gone but still feels like yesterday
I picked so many lessons from you while you were alive, even when you left
So many people you held so high and dear
After your demise, they didn't even come near
Loyalty kicked to the curb and they all left us with life alone to bear
We made the most of it and now we hold no fear
As we hit the full throttle and now moving in life with utmost gear
In this time and age, anyone can be a father
But I know deep down that it takes someone special to be called daddy
Daddy, I missed having you around...

Thank you for your time.

My pen doesn't bleed, it speaks, with speed and ease.

Still me,

My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

Olawalium; (Love's chemical content, in human form). Take a dose today: doctor's order.

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