My Father, My Friend

when i was little he promised me
i didn’t understand but i listened
he spoke from a place of love
like all Fathers do when they
speak to their offspring’s
wanting the very best and
praying that the Lord will
keep His end of the bargain
my dad told me that one day
he would have to leave me and that
i should not worry, nor should
i fear because my Heavenly Father
would always be near and that He
would always care, He would always
hear my cries and reassure me
He would hold my hand and protect me
and over the years i began to understand
and embrace his words to me spoken
all those years ago when i was little
my dad was right, when told me that
Jesus was, is and always will be
My Father, My Friend until the very end

(written for my friend Janet)