I want to say hello to you and take your hand in mine,

And whisper that in every way I think you are divine.

But always you are out of reach as much as any star,

And always I must sigh for you and worship from afar.

And always I must dream of you and wish the day would be,

When we would be together and you would belong to me.

I know that time may never come and yet I hope and pray,

That I may kiss your loving lips and I may hear you say.

That we will share the weeks and months and all the years in store,

And you will be my sweetheart and my love forevermore.

Leon Russell Garrett

My father.


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