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You Stand Taller (a poem to my son)

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Auguste
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You Stand Taller

by Michael


Chris, I cannot play ball with you
Now all our races you will win
I'm so sorry for this, dear one
But it will never be again

Remember when we hiked the woods
And panned for gold in all the streams?
I cannot do that with you now
Sometimes fate wins is what it seems

Remember when our car broke down?
We walked two miles to make it home
Those days will never be again
Your daddy can no longer roam

I know how hard it is on you
You once said I was your best friend
And I've always been your playmate
I wish that I could be again

The hardest part of this, dear son
The interaction that I miss
Fun things that you and I would do
That would give you such happiness

I know you're worried, it's okay
I'm fine and nowhere will I go
Let's think of new ways we can play
Let's count the inches as you grow

Dear Chris, you're daddy loves you so
I'll be here for you when you're grown
I know I stand tall in your eyes
But you stand taller in my own

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

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What a lovely poem to your son.  I liked it very much.  Joyce
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Michael--This is such a touching and sincere poem...I know Chris treasures the heart of you that has such strength and kindness...and love for his son.
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How wonderful this is! Too bad more fathers are not like you! Very touching..

elizabeth anne
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Auguste, you sound like a father amoung fathers! All of the wonderful things and times you have had with your son are more that most fathers have had.  And, it isn't so much what you do, but that you are there for your boy any and all times.  Your son has a great dad and I am sure he knows just how lucky he is.  Hugs,  ME
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This poem reminds us of why we honor fathers with a special day... they're special EVERY day! *S* Beautiful!!!
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