Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye
To those you hold so near
If it was up to us, father
I would keep you here.

We have shared so many fond memories
That we will never have again
You were not only my father
You were my best friend.

When I was afraid
Of the monster that hid under my bed
You would chase them away
You wouldn’t leave me alone, but stay with me instead.

The fishing trips
And the hunting trips, too
Was our special time together
I was glad to have that time to spend with you

You were my superhero
You were like superman
Whenever I was in trouble
In your strength I could depend.

My dear Dad
Those are some of the best memories I can recall
But my greatest memory of you loving me
Is the greatest one of all

©Kathy L. Martin