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Heaven's Shore


I wish you could have meet him
  Before his great decline,
  When youth had given him favor.
His steps were light, leaving not a trace
  Face blessed with the light of a smile
  Cat paws tripping by, in the garden of his life.
Yes, I wish you could have known him
  Faithful father, brother and companion
  Follower of Christ blessed with honest emotions.
Friend to all he had met, no blade in hand
  Expecting only the best for his fellow man
  Lifting the fallen with kindness unearned.
I wish you could have seen him
  Listened to his voice of love
  Or felt the patience of his gaze.
I wish you could have felt the firmness of his clasp
  Strong callused hands of labor
  Gentle touch of happiness giving hope.
I wish you could have been there
  When death released him and
  His steps reached Heaven's Shore.
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