The Author of this series is Robert Cline. This series of poems are based on his life.
A Father Dies
A Father told a Mother
as he lay dying on his bed
His voice a mere whisper
you could scarcely hear a word he said.
I worry about our Youngest
he's so young and full of life
I fear that he is destined
to know heartache, pain, and strife.
So, watch him closely Mother
guide him all you can
He'll need all the help he can get
on his journey to become a man.
In silence the Mother stood there
tears of sadness on her cheeks
As she watched her husband slip away
his voice, now ever so weak.
As his family gathered 'round him
to whisper their good-bye's
His body grew limp, and lifeless
the glow of life had left his eyes.
Then, just before he left them
to whatever lay ahead
He whispered, my youngest is so little
and then my Dad was dead.
May 15, 1992