Sunflowers For Alfred Roy
Thank you for forgiving

Hurtful things I've done as a child

Adolescent or woman

Thank you for embracing a flaxen-haired baby

Although I'm aware you had doubts

I guess anybody'd have had doubts

Please be at peace father

I'm at peace with you

Bitterness isn't worth cling to

After all the anguish we've all been through

Thank you for the mountains

The lake of the clouds

I'm picturing you and me there right now

As the crystal cascades showered down

Strange to feel that proud, strong man

Grip tightly to my hand

Hard to see the life inside

Wane as the days went by

Trying to preserve each word

He murmured in my ear

Watch part of my life disappear

Father, thanks for reaching out and lovingly

Saying that you've always been proud of me

I needed to feel that so desperately

You're always alive inside of me

Now you're shining like

A sunflower up in the sky

Way up high