I saw a fathers hopes buried
With his child I could think of
No consoling words to bring about
A smile of relocation of the wonder
It had been to see them together
Lost now for ever like forgotten
Dreams from another lifetime or
So it would seem
I did not know where to put my
Face for shame is what I felt for
Life being able to see such pain
In another helplessly looking on
In confusion and stupidity at what
Life had taken away from he that
Gave so much in every single way
I can not face him now for I have
No words to say I am sorry and would
Gladly take the place of that one lost
To him for heaven have no grace if it
Allows one to suffer so and distort that
Inner being of life’s dreams in our creations
That only offspring bring to fulfillment
When upon deathbed we are happy to have
Seen their life begin to take meaning
I saw a fathers hopes buried
As my coffin was closing