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In Spirit

The time has come
When others
Iíll have closure
Once my dadís ashes
Returns to me
But I seem
To have no feeling
At all
I just see a box
With his name
Thereís a box inside
Containing his ashes
But thatís not enough
For me to close
This chapter
For crying out loud
Iím thirty eight
Thatís thirty eight years
Heís been apart of my life
Thatís hard to
Just walk away
And close that door
I have ashes
A box
A urn
Or whatever you call it
But this
Wonít bring closure
Not to me
But only time
And myself
Will be able to cope
With this pressure
The death
Of a family member
That was not
Like anyone other
So for me
I continue to live
Work everyday
To keep those
Sorrowful thoughts
But when
No one is around
I sit
Pay my respects
To him
Touch the box
Talk with him
In my eyes
Still a box
But mentally
I feel
Heís here with me
But closure
I donít think
This will shut my door
Of my yearning
For him
But now heís back
In spirit
Once again
Written by Chuck (Chuck Todd)
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