It's very hard to believe,
At first our hearts were broken,
They needed time to grieve.
Many things you taught us,
A love of nature was just one,
But there were many others,
Some were just for fun!
Then the times that you were stern,
Made us do what we were told,
Spanked us with a wooden spoon,
But those were times of old!
Then when we blinked we missed you,
The Universe beckoned you forth,
To us you seemed a hero,
The image of true self worth!
And though the years have been many,
Since we have seen your face,
We still can feel your presence,
And even you love's embrace.
Happy Birthday Papa xoxoxo RIP