In Memory of My Daddy

by Paula Wagnon on July 11, 2016

Until We Meet Again

And now, three years have come and gone since your last earthly breath;

Your time on earth had ended as your body tasted death.

But death could not hold on to you, your spirit was set free;

You took hold of our Savior’s hand to live eternally.

The emptiness you left behind can never be re-filled,

And memories of days gone by are bittersweet, re-lived.

The man you were, the hugs you gave, will always be remembered;

The way you laughed, your gentle smile, your love so warm and tender.

I see the sunset and in my heart I hear your strong, sure voice

Reminding me you are just fine, forever with our Lord.

I think, sometimes, those sunsets are like postcards sent my way;

They read: “Having a ball, wish you were here, I’ll see you some sweet day.”

I know in heaven time does not pass the way it does down here,

For you only a moment’s gone, yet I count three long years.

And though at times the tears will fall and I long to touch your hand,

I am thankful you’re with Jesus, and I know just where you stand.

And when my time on earth is done and death’s river I must cross,

You’ll be waiting, as Christ leads me home, where we suffer no more loss.

{ 2 comments }

Millie colquitt July 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Paula, I have read a lot of poems,but this one of the most beautiful and heart felt poems that I have read. If he could only read this, oh how the tears would pour. So special!.

Paula Wagnon July 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

Thank you, Millie. He was special.

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