As a child I never thought,
my dad would go away.
I never saw him growing old,
nor his hair turning gray.
When I became a teen,
I still didn't see.
Dad was getting older,
he seemed young to me.
It was many years later,
when dad passed away.
Dad had gotten older,
Dad had gotten gray.
I often think about it,
and why I didn't see.
Dad was getting old,
right in front of me.
Dad I really miss you,
since you passed away.
You're happy now in Heaven,
I'll see you there some day.

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