Poem for Dad
Our dearest Daddy you tried your best,
To cope without Mum it was such a test.
You were so very lost and so were we,
We couldn’t compete not even us three.
Mum was your life our family’s strength,
When she was gone it was such a wrench.
She was your rock and held you tall,
So very far was your mighty fall.
Your visits from Derek made your days,
He’s been so loyal in so many ways.
Monday and Thursday he was always there,
A coffee with banter as he pulled up a chair.
We all learned lessons from you this year,
The love you’ve shown and your strength from your fear.
We upheld your dignity and did our best,
And now you’re at peace as we lay you to rest.
Mum will be waiting to welcome you in,
I’m sure she will even pour you a gin.
It’s made us all stronger this journey we’ve had,
But also been fun so it’s not all sad.
So bye for now Daddy as you go for your doze,
And join your beloved Patricia Rose.
We know you’ll be happy to be back with your wife,
We all ‘thank you’ our Daddy for a wonderful life.
Written by Suzie Xx
Sent by Susan on 16/07/2018
Thank you for setting up this memorial to Colin .
We hope that you find it a positive experience developing the site and that it becomes a place of comfort and inspiration for you to visit whenever you want or need to.
Sent by A J Brooke on 12/07/2018
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was.
Extract from a poem by Henry Scott Holland