Almost a Father-By Frances Ayers
No legal ties to bind us,no shared blood in our veins.
Yet I call you father,in many many ways.
If soothing words can dry a tear,and love can ease the way.
When difficult times assault,I know you’ll always stay.
You’ve helped me travel down a path of unfamiliar roads.
So many lessons I have learned ,by stories you have told.
During fearful times you’ve held my hand and told me I am strong.
You’ve shared my joy,and pain alike and gladly came along.
So richly blessed is how I feel,I’ve had you by my side.
My gratitude is not enough,It’s something I can’t hide.
As time goes on, and life slows down,and one day you are gone.
I’ll think of all the ways you’ve helped me and I’ll carry on.