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Memorial to My Dad

In Loving Memory

of My Father

George William Owens

May 7, 1949

July 24, 1976

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.

I whispered to you softly as you brushed away a tear.

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well. I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times your hand reached out to me.

I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.

I want to reassure you that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my hand on you, I smiled and said, "It's me."

You looked so very tired and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday

To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled. I think you knew

In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over....I smile and watch you yawning

And say "Good night, God bless. I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll be there to greet you and we'll stand side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out....then come home to be with me.

---Author Unknown

~*~God's Delays Are NOT God's Denials~*~
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