I Remember

I remember you
Of all the things I could say
That feels
Your passing
Doesn’t go unnoticed
Your life continues to have meaning
I remember 
Many moments
That together made you
So much of me
But it’s not the memories
That matter
Rather it’s you
That resides in me
I remember you
Your life
Your being
Your presence
I remember
Because you remain
And for that
I give thanks to God

(Dedicated to my dad on the occasion of his first birthday not with us)

A Man I Knew

He walked the walk
This man I knew
He followed holy ways
He ran the race
And kept the faith
And finished out his days
The life he lived
Was true to form
For those who follow Christ
His heart remains
For those he loved
A brilliant faithful light