Have you seen my Daddy?
I don’t know where he’s gone
Sometimes it hurts so much
I can’t seem to carry on
I hear he doesn’t look quite the same
He doesn’t need much rest
The IV and medications are all gone
In fact, he looks his best
Is he playing tag with his parents?
In that place way up high?
Or is he napping in God’s garden
Where the beautiful hammocks lie?
Some say he is always watching
I hope this to be true
And that one day he’ll return to me
And say, “I’ve come for you”
Have you seen my Daddy?
I imagine he’s doing okay
Though it hurts to know
I can’t call him every day
Although it hurts to know
He was taken from me even before he left this place
I really miss the loving father
I met more on the last days
I wasn’t ready to say goodbye
It will never be the same
Years from now, I know I’ll cry
Wishing for what could have been
I bet God is with my Daddy
Wrapped up in His arms
Sheltered from all illness and sorrow
Keeping him from harm
No more cancer to eat at him
As bees to honey fly
I bet he sees me mourning
But would want me to smile
And tell me our time apart
Is only a little while
I’ll never quite understand
why they twisted and lied
Why they tried to hurt me
And keep us apart
Mistakes we both made
But that was not for them to judge
Assuming they knew everything
As if they could see our thoughts and actions
In a magical mirror in the sky
If only they had told me sooner…
What was going on in your life
If only their stupid arrogance pride and ignorance
had not gotten in the way
Thank goodness for my uncle
A brother to you who knew what was right
Who didn’t wait to call me
Who understood a daughter’s love surpasses any differences
and rushes to her father. To be there by his side
Remember the last days?
I could not leave your side
My emotions were so mixed
I wanted to yell and cry
Whom made them judge and jury?
Who told them they could decide?
To hide your condition
To hide it all that time
It was not the first time it happened
Crocodile tears and smiles
I learnt strength from you
I learn to walk away from mom
No vindictive nature on my mother
That’s a blessing and a charm
Perhaps my life was different
So in me the best of two souls came to life
I am thankful more and more everyday
For every trial in my life
For every day I wished for death
For every mistake and every hurt that has come

I know it sounds odd to say I am thankful
But that has made me who I am
God picked a father and mother for me
Knowing what was to come
He let me taste the love of a father in all its splendor
Even if for a short little while
Why our time here was so small
I will never know why
But you said you’ll always be there
To catch me when I fall
I miss you so much Daddy
But I hope and pray
That when it’s my time you’ll come for me
I’ll see you again someday
I guess that is how it was meant to be
Now your life in paradise
Has only just begun
Tears that I weep and prayers
Will hopefully travel very far
To reach my father
Sitting among the stars