DAUGHTRY – GONE TOO SOON

Today could’ve been the day
That you blow out your candles
Make a wish as you close your eyes

Today could’ve been the day
Everybody was laughin’
Instead I just sit here and cry
Who would you be?
What would you look like
When you looked at me for the very first time?
Today could’ve been the next day of the rest of your life

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
I’m always asking why this crazy world had to lose
Such a ray of light we never knew
Gone too soon, yeah

Would you have been president?
Or a painter, an author or sing like your mother
One thing is evident
Would’ve given all I had

Would’ve loved ya like no other
Who would you be?
What would you look like?
Would you have my smile and her eyes?
Today could’ve been the next day of the rest of your life

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
I’m always asking why this crazy world had to lose
Such a ray of light we never knew
Gone too soon, yeah

Not a day goes by, oh
I’m always asking why, oh

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
I’m always asking why this crazy world had to lose
Such a beautiful life we never knew
Gone too soon
You were gone too soon, yeah

And not a day goes by
That I don’t think of you

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TO SEE A MAN’S TEARS IN GRIEF

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To see a man’s tears fall down his masculine face
Is the most scary scene in the universe
To see a man break down because of grief
Is the most terrifying sight in the world
When a man cries
You know his soul is leaving his being
His heart cannot contain any more emotion
He cannot hide his brokenness any longer
To see a man fall on his knees in serious sobs
Is the most horrific moment you will ever see
To see a man cover his face as tears fall down his cheeks
Is the most humbling minute you will ever witness
When a man cries
You know his manhood is shaken
His mind cannot comprehend the loss
He cannot hide his unsureness anymore
To see a man’s tears run freely down his face
Is the most spectacular moment you will ever experience
A man’s tears
The alchemy of his vulnerability
Yet when grieving for a child
No rules are left unbroken
Protocol ceases to exist
The world around him
Is simply in pain and collapsing
Tears fall where they may
To see a man’s tears fall down his bearded face
You know his very existence is at stake
His manliness may be in question
Yet at the loss of his baby
He does not stop to hide his heart breaking pain
His brokenness is left for the world to see
After he has comforted the mother
When he is comforting the mother
His tears may fall at will
As his shoulder carries the weight of the mother’s grief
So does his heart carry his own grief
To see a man’s tears fall down his masculine face
Is the most scary scene in the world

DADDY’S LITTLE MAN

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Your daddy never felt you grow
Inside mummy’s belly
He was far away
Yet I know he loved you
He waited impatiently for you
Knew he had to see you baby
Every month he wanted to know
Is it a boy or a girl
I want to know…he said
He even had names chosen
For your arrival
He wanted a girl
I wanted a boy
He said he would love you unconditionally
Boy or girl
You were to be daddy’s favourite
I know he feels the pain
Even if he will not allow me to see it
Or he does not say it
Your loss, his worst experience
Daddy knows you are in Heaven now
He’s trying to Ruminate your loss, little man

IN MY FATHER’S EYES

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I see strength that I cannot fathom
Strength to hold my hand
Strength to hold my tears
Strength to hold my laughter
Strength to hold my anger
Strength to hold my heartbreak
Strength to hold my moodiness
Strength to hold me

In my father’s HANDS
I find a hope for the future
I feel his love for me
When I walk across the streets holding his hand
His hands hold me still
When I am impatient at life

At my father’s FEET
I learn unquestionable wisdom
I know who I am
Because he is my father
His feet hold the ground firmly for me
At his feet I humble myself
Knowing I am to obey his words
His knowledge flows at his feet

In my father’s DISCIPLINE
I grow stronger, wiser, calmer
His discipline makes me a grownup
Love is filled in my father’s discipline
He knows I need to be guided
So I find my way in this life
Knowing I have the best teacher

On my father’s SHOULDER
I see the world as I never have before
I feel stronger without fear
His shoulders are the foundation
The pillar that will hold me steadfast
His shoulders
Strong and mighty yet tender
Whenever he lifts me up
I know I am safe on his shoulders

In my father’s LOVE
I know how I will love a man
How he should treat and respect me
I understand unconditional love
I know love that keeps its word
I feel how special I should be made to feel
His love teaches me patience
Shows me real commitment
My father’s love
Is everything I hold dear

I my father’s EYES
I see a reflection of who I will become
I understand who I am
I know myself more than possible
His eyes filled with pride
I see the tears he holds in
Just so I can be stronger in this journey

In my father’s EYES
I see me

What About The Dad?

I just stumbled upon this piece and just had to reblog it. Even the dad grieves.

The Story of Audrey

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To The Daddy,

Our child is 50% you and 100% us.

Instead of carrying her in your womb, you carry the weight of our world on your shoulders.

You may not have felt her kick from the inside out, but you aren’t exempt from the pain of her loss.

I see you.

I see you forced into the role of “The Rock”. You are expected to be the solid counterpart to my emotional tendencies.

I see you wiping away my tears and wonder if you ever need a good cry.chrisaudrey

I see you leave for work each day. Throughout it all, you have continued to build a life for our family without question or complaint.

When was the last time I checked your pulse? Maybe she has also been on your mind.

You lost her too, after all. She wrapped her tiny hand around your ring finger. She calmed when…

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