I lost my Dad today.
There was still so much to say
He arrived in the summer of thirty nine
A rum and diet coke man, not so much wine
A huge John Wayne fan
My Dad was a great Man!
He worked at Peerless Chain many a year
My Dad could really hold his beer
A lifetime Viking he was once mistaken for ex Viking Boom Boom Brown in a bar
I know my Dad is never too far
He lit up a room with his smile
God, if only we could have him back for awhile
He had a lifelong fascination with model trains
A big storm watcher, thunder, lightning, hail and rains
He looked so much forward to cutting grass
His passing feels like a punch to the stomach and a boot to the ass
Jesus, Mary and Joseph help us now
We’ve lost our little boy who stole the cow
When it’s tournament time
Watch out golfers it’s time for the big Kahuna to shine and chime
The tears just keep a flowing
Beware doctors, if you’re late, Big Bob’s going
Always proud to be Polish!
Early mornings on Blacksmith’s Wingdam, that’s where he loved to fish
Ice fishing on Lake Onalaska, Spring Lake, Sam Gordy’s, or going to the Long Walk
Oh what I wouldn’t do for just one more talk
Getting lost in Kilgore
I need more time with him, more, more, lots more
His wife, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, he considered
Us all his greatest treasure
He was always at his best under pressure
A golfer of flash, style and notoriety
His lungs imprisoned him, but at 11:22 p.m., 4-14-17 Popsi broke free!
A meat and potato kind of guy
Hey, hey, hey look up everyone, we got a new Angel in our sky!
So many plans, he was always looking ahead
He may have gone and passed but he will never be dead
I lost my Dad today
All I ever wanted was for him to stay!
Robert August Mayer Jr.