The last time I saw you,you were shriveled up with your hands held tight
You know I thought about you tonight
"never accept a wooden nickel," is all you would say
"because there is no limit to all you can be tomorrow or today"
You taught me how to ride a bike and how to brush my hair
When kids would bully me in school you said "you're so much better then them so why do you care"
I cut one of my pigtails off when I was only 4
You ran into the bathroom saying you would take the blame and proceeded to shut the door
When I entered into middle school, I told you I didn't need a ride
But after school you showed up, honking loudly outside
My friends all laughed and yelled my name
While I told you I felt so ashamed
High school came and you were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia and it tore me apart
You still came to all my volleyball games which mended a part of my heart
Your sicknesses excelled fast and you didn't make it to my graduation because you were so weak
I was suppose to make a speech up,but without you there I felt like I couldn't speak
3 years past and you were hospice bound, but didn't really know
You were at your worst yet, but I couldn't let you go
September 22, we all came down to see you
I played our favorite songs together and thanked you for all you do
that night you gave your last breathe and I felt like I couldn't breathe
You were my father figure and my world and I wasn't ready for you to leave
But you were tired and it was your time to go
and I understand that now and know.
I just never want you to forget how thankful I am to have went through life with you
You were my strength, my weakness, my laughter, and the only one that stayed so true.