In loving memory of Kotaigo Lyta, July 26, 2008
A year has passed without you here,
I could see the pain in your eye,
I wanted to comfort you, to hold you, be with you on that day.
I wondered how I might have handled the same.
I wanted to scream, to shout, and to yell.
You said you were fine.
I knew in my heart your time was near end,
And wished I could take you, your body to mend.
I knew that soon God would be your closest friend,
You told me that’s how it would end.
I fought to find courage, my emotions were low,
I promised you when the time came I’d not cry,
You never saw my eyes wet, always they were dry.
I held your hand as I silently said goodbye,
I know in my heart that you are now fine.
I stroked your forehead and said how I love you.
I no longer care, my tears I can’t hide,
And as I stood there waiting for death,
I knew that God was your closest friend,
You had told me many times that’s how it would end.
In loving memory of Kotaigo Lyta
A loving husband father grandfather uncle and friend.
May he rest in peace with everyone he loved in his heart.
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