I saw you once upon a time, back when I was a child,
I could not recall your face fore it has been quite awhile.
My uncle was lost, from a boy to a man I have become,
I think of when I was seven, the last time we were together.
You are my uncle Ernie, from years past I thought of you sometimes,
It seemed that you were worlds away, what happened to everything.
You are the closest there is to seeing a father again, it is in your face,
I am here and you are there, closer than we have ever been, there was then.
Now we are here so far from that yesterday, I am not the same, we made it through pain,
Do you remember when once we were young, I had a father, you were a son,
” Uncle Ernie” Here is to being lost no more, forward we go, memories of before.