That smile he gave me with those tight eyes reflected on my face as I smiled back I was his spawn a spitting image
The hugs he used to give me bring me back to childhood.
When I’m down The memories carved in my head from my father bring me back to life.
Like the eternal memory of an elephant he was mine.
From his head to his fred flintstone feet I was in love .
I loved taking rides on his shoulders at the park
And at the end of the night I anticipated the joke he always played on me tucking me into bed to the point where I couldn’t move.
There was nothing but love in his heart he was just misguided down the wrong path no matter what he did my heart still fluttered when I heard my father's name.
even when visits got shorter
And the nights became longer
My heart never let go
He was Like a temporary tattoo nice to have around yet over time they disappear.
And as times got harder for me and you that grip of love started to loosen.
Yet I managed to pull through.
Every night I had a meal you were out looking for one
Every night I lay in my bed you were on the concrete
We met for one last time my heart fluttered and we both had grins on our faces from ear to ear.
Even though you were a little worn out.
I poured my heart out like there was no tomorrow.
You were there for me when I saw the struggle in your face,
My spitting image didn’t look so great.
All your life was lived as you took your last breaths.
No more worries,looking for another meal,or a place to rest..
Days go by time is ticking until that final moment arrives
I commemorate you with a golden elephant around my neck.
Boy do I sure wish I could take back time to prevent.
Now all I have are re-runs of our good times.
You were one of a kind it got passed down to me a good thing.
Out of all the errors and mistakes my love for you will never die
and when i'm alone I love to put those reruns on
and smile knowing we had good times now it's time to say goodbye
When I’m down I think of you.
It picks me right back up.