• The Christmas lights twinkle
    and reflect in my tears,
    as I suddenly realize
    it's been almost a year.

    My daddy left us
    and his earthly home.
    He's off in the heavens
    to eternally roam.

    As luck would have it,
    he left his best in me;
    from his sarcastic wit
    to his "evil eye" gene.

    My sons' didn't know
    much of my dad.
    Still they cherish what little
    time that they had.

    But long before leaving
    his home here on earth,
    we all gained from his values
    of pride and self-worth.

    So my happy memories
    Must dull the pain,
    and soothe my soul
    'til I'm with daddy again.