Just One More Day

by Edward Dixon, Jr
(USA)


If I could have just one more day, to spend with you, my Dad,
I’d tell you what I feel inside, the happy and the sad.

I’d praise you for a life well-lived, no sorrow or regret,
You taught me many lessons that I never will forget.

Whenever I would take a step a little out of line,
You never showed frustration, or said a word unkind.

I’d tell you just how very proud I am to be your son,
No better man has ever lived, except God’s only Son.

You never searched for riches, for silver or for gold,
The love you gave your family is the treasure that we hold.

I’d speak of all the many things you tell me every day,
Tho’ you live in Heaven, your wisdom guides the way.

I’d talk about a lifetime, of joy and pure delight
The places that we traveled, the memories still burn bright.

I’d talk about the lives you filled with joy, and no dismay,
Remembering all the good times gets me thru another day.

I’m thankful for the many years that you were in my life,
I’m sorry for the things I did that may have caused you strife.

Now, God’s grace takes care of you, no need for you to fight,
The way you spent your time on Earth is precious in His sight.

You left us not so long ago, it hurts in every way.
God comforts us in knowing that we’ll meet again someday.

And now, my heart is heavy, my eyes are filled with tears,
If I could have just one more day, instead I’d wish for years.

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Apr 03, 2013
So Nicely written
by: Carrier of an Invisible Cross

Tears are streaming down my face as I read your poem.Every line pinches my heart. It says exactly everything that's in my heart. God is on our side. We'll see better days. We'll feel better. Nice knowing you through your poem. I know in my heart, you're a good son...

Mar 13, 2013
Just One More Day
by: Doreen U.K.

Edward what a beautiful poem rendition of your tribute to your father who was such an immense person in your life. The life of a man who lived well and left you a rich legacy of how to live life. You seem to have had a normal and happy childhood with little regrets. I am sure your father would have forgiven you immediately for any naughtiness that may have caused strife. I reckon your father was a wise man who would have nipped this in the bud and reared you to be the man he was proud of.
Your father was a deeply Spiritual man who loved his God and lived with wisdom and pride of a life lived with Integrity. Thank you for allowing me to take a peek into your life that spoke of great love, kindness, and happiness. You will see your father again and this HOPE will carry you through your grief with dignity and favour.

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