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One of the Greatest


Aiel Heart

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March 17th will be two years since my grandpa passed. I posted the first part of this in an entry a while back, but I've added to it and so I wanted to post the extended version:

One of the greatest men who's ever lived


Wasn't too well known


But he's been an inspiration to me


Through all of the time I've grown



 

My father's step-father was always upbeat


Never was there not a smile on his face


A person could count on his optimism


No matter what the time or place



 

His lap was a place of refuge


I knew I was safe when I was there


I could run to him and snuggle close

When life was more than I could bear

 



One of the greatest men to walk this earth


Lost both of his legs and still stood tall


Throughout so much hardship and pain--


He stayed happy though it all

 



There were so many things I learned from him


That will stay with me through my life


My love of God and of the mountains


And how to stay positive through strife

 



Grandpa, you were a great man


And I knew someday you'd die


But why did you have to leave so quickly?


I didn't even get to say goodbye

 

One of the greatest men to ever smile

Has passed into heaven’s light

Now he soars on wings like the eagles

In a city where there is no night

 

And I know he’s still here with me

Even though I can not see is his face

I have tears of joy, for in my heart I know

He’s truly in a better place.

 

He’s playing cribbage with Jesus

He’s with Mary in a meadow of sun

He’s in the woodshop with Joseph

He’s with St. Michael on a run

 

One of the greatest men I’ve ever known

Is in eternity watching over me.

I’ll see him again someday, but until then

I’m at peace, because I know he’s free

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