HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD,
85 TODAY YOU WOULD BE.
If you were here then on this day you would be 85,
In heaven you are as young as when you went away,
If this is true then I am now older than you.
I have been here to see over your birthdays as they come and go,
I was a child when your last birthday appeared,
I remember the last one when you were no longer here.
I think of you more as you always grow near each day I am here,
In my thoughts it is that I see your smiling, yesterday face.
Did time stop for you on that long ago Fall day, do you see me as seven?
I have changed, a little boy to you just the same as a day when you changed.
You were thirty seven when time stopped, your thoughts are wondered,
There is a party for you this day, a celebration of the life you had and those you gave.
You were a Navy man, a loving dad, you were once a boy filled with joy, you were my dad,
You had a purpose, you left your mark, when I feel the wind I know you are here and everywhere.
Did you ever really leave? I sometimes don’t believe, fore how can it be, so special to me,
I will blow out the candles once again for you, make a wish, and sing that happy birthday song,
Happy birthday! Dad, just as in a dream you asked, I won’t be anymore sad, you were my dad.
Have a wonderful day as I think of you always, love you, your son Keith.