DarkClaw: To Let You Go (more poetry)
Sat Jul 13 16:40:16 2002
To: all
Every time I think of you, my heart feels heavy and old.
You've given up on everything. Daddy, this much I know.
You've struggled through so much pain and fought for so many years.
I can't help wishing God would take you and put an end to all your fears.
Every time I leave you, it hurts so much inside.
All I can do is count the tears that, from you, I always hide.
I know they say it's better when you're no longer suffering,
When the angels lift you to Heaven and you hear their voices sing.
Your eyes are so full of sadness, though you try not to let it show.
Daddy, why is it so hard for me to let you go?

(Dedicated to my father, Owen, with unconditional love.)