IN MY EYES - A Poem to Dad       by Robert de Weger

(Robert's father, Nicholas,  went home to Heaven May 29, 2009)

He was rough and lacked in etiquette, society would say.

He had no classy attributes to help him on his way.

He was not a fancy dresser and was not so trim and neat,

With simple clothes and simple shoes he wore upon his feet.

 

He had a modest little house, it met with all his needs.

He kept his lawn cut nice and short, he even trimmed the weeds.

He loved the simple things in life, for riches didnít thirst.

He knew what was important and put his family first.

 

The wealth that God had given him to treasure in this life,

Were loving sons and daughters, and a very special wife.

He never had much money, and his life was not a show,

But he was still the richest man that I will ever know.

 

The memories, still strong and near, were day by day recalled.

When visited by his family and the stories were retold.

To many he was a simple man and fame he never had,

But he's still the greatest man I've known. He also was my dad.

 

He turned his eyes towards heaven as 91 he reached,

He knew the journey wasn't far, till life on earth was breached.

But ĎDo not fear,í the Lord had said, ĎIíve given you my grace.

Heavenís what youíre made for, and Iíve prepared your placeĒ.

 

And now heís gone to be with God but not before a treat,

As family gathered round his bed and prayed around his feet.

His breathing became laboured and he slowly passed away,

And we were there and held his hand as angels showed the way.

 

To many he was a simple man and fame he never had,

But he's still the greatest man I've known. He also was my dad.