Your Departure/To My Grandfather

There is an emptiness – deep inside.

A void unfillable since your departure.

Your voice is gone.

Your laughter no longer echos.

The warmth of your skin no longer felt against my hands.

All I have are memories.

But I need your presence.

Did we have enough time?

To share – to live – to love.

Wanting you here is selfish when you’re in a better place now.

So this isn’t a goodbye – this is a see you later.

Rest in Peace – Papa

An honorable and righteous man you were. Honest and ethical man were the words from your coworkers. What a privilege it is to know my grandfather was respected and admired by many, all over. Near and far your life impacted many. You were a good friend, father, husband, mentor, and grandfather. Even great-grandfather. You were the definition of a leader. A man of few words but honorable actions. I am proud to be your granddaughter. I would like to follow through with my words just like you did. I would like to be remembered just like you. With honor, respect, admiration, and righteous. I love you and I miss you so much. Your granddaughter, Heidy.

By Heidy De La Cruz

Daughter of God, Wife, Writer, Poet, Mother, and lover of life

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