Hi there – it’s me here.
It’s your birthday – so I thought I’d say “hey”.
“Hey, how are you?” – “What are you up to?”
I wish I could hear all that you have to say – but you weren’t allowed to stay.
Eleven years ago you left – and we stayed bereft.
You walked out the door – and life has never been the same than before.
Sometimes, I thought I need to tell you on the phone – but then I remembered that you were all gone.
I would have loved to let you know – that our family was about to grow.
To let you know about the kids – since with you they would have been hits.
But you had to leave – and let us grieve.
You had to be somewhere new – to guide us through;
To guide us from beyond – and watch over our earthly bond.
I wish you could have been at my wedding – and help me trim those hedges in spring,
Like we used to do, when I was small – you really taught me how to do it all.
You would have helped me with the fish in the pond – and answered my questions way beyond.
But you had to go – I know.
Happy birthday dearest granddad – I hope that some day we can chat.
That some day, I can hold you close once more – and reconnect beyond that heavenly door.
That some fine day, I can insist – that you are still dearly missed.
Love you loads. Happy birthday.