Ode to a dad

he was the man,

my dad,

he showed me the way

taught me what to say

filled me with hope

oh, those slippery slopes

together,

we laughed, we cried

had nothing to hide

took life in our stride

my mentor, my guide

dad,

even though you’re gone

I’ve stayed strong

you showed me the way

taught me what to say

you were always there

you’re always here

I’ll always care

you’re the man,

Thanks dad.

Your son, Paul

Written in memory of my husband’s dad, William Joy Hoffman.

-Eugenia

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