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PawPaw
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HisAmelia

PawPaw

I still remember you
How you loved your family
Keeping us together
Simply living

Tending the fields
While paving the way
Giving your girls life
Showing them a better way

A lover of cake
And chocolate milk
The way you gave hugs
Like a warm quilt

I remember the way I'd get
When you'd visit
Excitement so heavenly
I can still feel it

I miss your house
So full of pictures
Always felt like home
For me and my sisters

The smell of well water
And cleaning supplies
Hair tonic galore
With cologne like spice

Your silly hums
And big old ears
Sitting in your lap
Missing you fierce

You fought so bravely
In World War Two
Never talked about it
Until your last day was due

You survived the bullets
And so many surgeries
To be finally defeated
By hells irony

Cancer took you
Away from me
It was too soon
For a girl of eighteen

This little girls hero
My loving pawpaw
I miss your voice
Your hugs most of all

Your silly jokes
And political rants
How you'd pout like a child
For another snack

Hearing your voice
Calling my name
To see you again
Oh what a day

But now the visits
Will have to wait
Until my time
To see the pearly gates
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