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Jun 17, 2006
 
Happy fathers day...Reflections

My father is no-longer with me
For so many years he has been gone
But that special closeness between father
and daughter
Will always linger on
My father was an alcholic
He was not perfect
But when he was sober he was the
 best man
in town
He could fix or do about anything
He never let anyone go hungry
The sentence, "Come sit down and
eat with us,"
was a very familier sound
And if you had a problem,
No better friend could ever be found
He was right there for you
He'd never let you down
He died suddenly, much too young
one day
I never got to say goodbye
He did not wish me to see him
that way
But so often, I feel him near me
Even more so, as Ive grown older
It seems hes always around when
 I have a problem
Perhaps it is his way of letting me know
That I still have that shoulder
He never did like to see me cry
No my father was not perfect
He couldnt always fix my problems
But he sure did give it his best try
 When he drank he was much like Jeckle
and Hyde
He so often became a totally different guy
He was a hot headed Irishman, so full
of pride
Who was always right
He was afraid of no-one
Hated his daughter out at night
A bit like Archie Bunker
So strong he was in his dislikes
 Often his views were rather extreme
But I knew in his heart,  what he was
 really like
He was terribly over protective of both
his daughter and his wife
He never liked them far from his
protection or his sight 
And if someone messed with his family
 or friends
He would surely have his say
No our fathers are not perfect
But so many of our fathers try so hard
 to
be each day
We all make our share of mistakes
We have so much to learn on our
earthly stay
Some of us may need to bury the
 hatchet
Let the past go, on this special day
Forgiveness and letting go can be a
 special gift
Both to them and to you, in a way
No-matter what the situation
We would not be here if it was not
for them
It is their special day
Fathers day is their special time
Whether they are on earth,  or
 hovering up above
Let us send our blessings and love
For all those fathers
Let us honor them in some way
Most people only have one father
So let make it their special day
And let us not forget to honor those
 fathers
Those who choose to step in and do a
 fathers part
Those that picked us out
To become our father in our heart
Love is all...jaz
To all you fathers out there
Who try so hard to do the right thing
Opening your heart to your children
Trying so hard to be perfect in everyway
I send my love and blessings
Happy fathers day.....hugz...jaz
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