Regrets long poem

I never got the chance
To be, for you, the best
I never had the strength
To hold you to my chest

I never had the time
To be a fathers son.
I never had a hope
Of undoing things I’ve done.

I never got to tell you
How I missed you when not there.
I never had the strength to speak
As you were lying there.

I never had the courage
To stroke your ruffled hair.
I never had the chance
To say how much I cared

I never got to say I love you
With conviction and grace.
I never had the strength of will
To say it to your face.

I never got to tell you
Just how much you meant to me.
I never got to say goodbye
And now you’re floating free.

I miss you my dear father
In ways no-one could tell.
I watched you through a child’s eye,
I watched you go through hell.

I saw in you a tender love
Your generation could not show.
And now it is all too late
Now, never shall you know.

I miss you every single minute
Of every single day.

You’ll never know the pride I felt
To have you as my Dad.
To know that no matter what
I’d always be your lad.

If words betray emotions
Our thoughts project them too.
Then feel the warmth in the tender love
That now I feel for you.

Timeless and endless
And deeper than the oceans.
Teeming full of life
And joyfull sweet emotions.

So now I say farewell
To one I love so dear.
As I think about your passing
I will always shed a tear.

And in doing so feel tragic loss
But never any fear.
You reside now in my heart and mind
You’ll always be quite near.

I love you, Dad

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