Gone Is My Hero

by Angie   Feb 15, 2017


Gone Is My Hero

My heart is broken in two
never thought I'd have to
say goodbye so soon to you

you were my first love, my hero
I don't want to let you go
there are so many things
I didn't get to tell you

so much to look forward to this year
like the birth of your next great-granddaughter
you were counting down the weeks
as you patiently waited

but, I know you were getting tired
your quality of life wasn't what it used to be
the chemo treatments taking its toll on you
as it kept the cancer from spreading
and your heart finally said
it's time

one last beat ...

you had eighty two wonderful years
of making beautiful memories
showing us the meaning of love and
what true family values are

you worked hard to give us a good decent life
you taught us respect and responsibility
to be independent and oh so much more

your legacy will live on through your children
your grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on

there are just no words to express
how much I miss you

Fly high, soar like an eagle over the open sea

Oh and Daddy ... hug Mommy for me

R.I.P.
Thomas Gugliotta
March 3rd, 1934 - February 12th, 2017
Loving Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa

Until We Meet Again
Forever In Our Hearts

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Natalie84

    Where have I been?!!!???!!!! Xoxox ???????????? loooovvveee!!!!

  • 6 months ago

    by Em

    Such a heart felt, emotional piece. I'm so sorry, no other words could explain such a tear jerker!!

    • 6 months ago

      by Angie

      Thank you Em

  • 8 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Angie,

    A lovely poem that I'm sure can be heard wherever he has gone.

    My grandfather died recently and, like you write, his quality of life had deteriorated to such a degree that it was more than his time. I think, in a funny sort of way, we were all glad that he was at last at peace.
    As you go on to say, though, it is the legacy that they leave that's important: the good they did and the family that they leave behind. If we reach the end of our lives respected by a family that we have helped create, then what more can we possibly ask?

    Take care and all the best,

    Ben

    • 8 months ago

      by Angie

      Thank you Ben, your words touch my heart and my deepest sympathies to you as well. Take care, Angie

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