My father passed away three weeks ago under palliative care at home. I was honoured to spend his last days on earth with him. I am unable to sleep and feel that I need to express how I feel so I have written a poem. I'm no expert at it but it makes me feel better to tell the world how I feel.
As a baby you were my world
As a child you were my hero
As an adolescent you were my idol
As an adult you were my wise advisor
As a bride you will be with me in spirit
As a new parent you will be missed
As my children grow you will be remembered through your legacies
As my children leave home I will understand your wisdom
As I retire I will realise you never experienced retirement
As I grow old i will realise it may not be a bad thing to die young.
As I face death I will understand your fears
Love you dad
Written by his 'lolly legs Laura'
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.