A poem for Drake

by Steve Smith
3 years ago
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I search to find what words to say
In this restless heart of mine
Instead, I sit and contemplate
If I could just go back in time

 

To when you were a little one
You fell and scraped your knee
I held you tight and kissed that spot
“Feels better now!” You’d say to me

 

The days of passed, the weeks, the years
You stood so strong and tall
Living life so fearlessly
No fear that you could fall

 

My heart swelled with pride for you
The man you would become
I’d watch you across the field
You, brighter than the sun

 

At times I’d see you stumbling
Sometimes I’d hear you call
I’d run to you, I felt your pain
Yet, you shed no years at all

 

Remembering all the yesterdays
Thinking, “How could I’ve not known?”
Things I’d wished I’d done differently
So much more love I wish I’d shown

 

Now I’m left with memories
Bringing laughter and tears
In one quick flash, you’ve gone from me
I’m facing the worst of my fears

 

My only wish, for all my life
To see you once again
And say how Great my love for you is
My blessed son, My friend

 

February 6th, 2003-January 27th, 2018