Life has been full of so many major milestones
My birth, my youth, you stepping in as my dad
We took small steps at first, then larger strides
You were at my birthdays, graduation, my wedding
I was at your funeral, the hardest of them all and the most sad.
Life has granted me so many awesome opportunities
Chances to grow, to change, to find happiness in life
You didn’t have to help, but you did indeed
You taught me how to succeed and how to be selfless
Missing you, needing you, I feel selfish now, full of grief and strife.
Life has given me a stepfather then taken him away
My hopes, my needs, you fulfilled when you came by
You stepped in so slowly, then stepped out so suddenly
You left behind a strong impression, a loving expression
Honored and humbled, you DID give me life. This is a grateful goodbye.
~ Gerardo Campbell
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