Just One More Day
by Edward Dixon, Jr
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.