Poem

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By Melinda Anderson, Kasilof

He’ll never have the chance to walk her down the aisle

She’ll never have the chance to see him with a pain-free smile

He’ll never get the chance to see her go to her senior prom

She’ll never get to hug him without a gown

And he will never get to be called grandpa

His hugs are weak and his arms no longer strong

She holds her tears back for only so long

He wants no sympathy and no tears,

Because he did this to himself, for all those years

She was in denial for so very long

That her daddy would never be gone

He taught her to fish and held her with her first heartbreak cry

And now he will never be able to see her fall in love with another guy

He’ll never see her throw her cap

He’ll never see her pack and move out

He’ll never see her cry and say goodbye to her friends

Buts she’ll always be his little princess

But this princess knows … he has only 4 months to live

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