Goodbye for Now
By Robert J. S. T. McCartney
You had a way about you,
Words were worn like a shoe.
You just knew what to say and do,
There won’t be another dad like you.
You were an example of what the best can be,
Now I only hope you’ll be able to see;
The fruits of your labors and watch them blossom.
We loved you in big ways, and we loved you in small ways;
Unexpired and transcendent of time;
You were Dad, and you were mine;
You never asked for much,
And now we miss your touch.
The cold has come and set in,
And our grief…where to begin?
Our hearts are heavy, and we know not what to do,
Dad, what are we do without you?
And so, we lay you to rest today,
But before you go, I just wanted to say;
I love you,
Only for now.