Without Dad

Dad tried to tell us that he had to go away,

He tried to warn us that his time had drawn near,

He told us where to find the elders and spoke of things to come,

He was his brother’s keeper until the end; and when uncle searched heaven and could not find him; God called Dad home,

I woke up this morning looking forward to the day,

I rushed through the housework including mopping the floor,

It was then I remembered Dad changed his address a few months ago;

This is the first Father’s Day without him and we miss him so;

The memories will sustain us until we meet again.