For daddy by huvesaker

For daddy

I might be in another country but today I went to church and lit a candle for my daddy. Have a keepsake of a heart, made by someone in the parish, I don't know who. I burst into tears but you know what, I probably needed to.
Have a grand old time up there with your fellow MacLean Clan kin. There will not be a funeral but I needed some sort of closure and this was just lovely (even if I was bawling my eyes out)


I cannot boast of wealth or power.

Of stately halls or treasurers rare ;
Yet proudly do I own the race.

That with the bravest can compare.
A clan well known in olden times,

And held a proud, exalted name;
The highest feather in my cap—

I'm of the clan MacLean.

Then gather, gather clansmen all.

And shout aloud the name.
Borne by the bravest of the brave,

Hurrah! the Clan MacLean.

In days of old they bled and died.

They know no word as yield •
The first in chase, in ranks of war,

The foremost on the field.
They shed their blood for Charlie's sake,

Dyed red Culloden's plain,
So loyal to "The cause" they stood—

The gallant Clan MacLean.

The clan is scattered o'er the world.

Where'er the sun doth shine ;
But love for the dear old heather land

Space ne'er can dim nor time.
Oh! clansmen, stand ye side by side,

Prove worthy of the fame.
That shed a glory o'er your sires—

The brave old Clan MacLean.

Now deer, not men, dwell in the isle

From which your fathers sprung,
Whose deeds of valor and of might,

Fit theme by minstrels sung.
Yea, still front out the mists of years,

I hear their sweet refrain —
"Long as the heather climbs Ben More,

Shall have the Clan MacLean."

Sleep well daddy, I will always love you.
Very moving post Boo, so sorry your daddy isn’t around, you must miss him but he will be watching over you. Always worse at this time if the year, we miss our loved ones whether passed on or even the other side of the world.
December 15th, 2019  
Very moving and beautiful,Boo.
December 15th, 2019  
What a lovely tribute Boo!
December 15th, 2019  
Hugs to you!
December 15th, 2019  
My Dad passed away 39 years ago and I still think about him every day. A nice tribute here, I like the poem.
December 16th, 2019  
@happypat It has been raining since he died but last night I was having trouble sleeping, I was missing him. I got quietly out of bed and went to sit on my own to listen to the stillness of the night. I looked outside and guess was snowing! A lovely blanket of white stuff was outside. It made me feel all warm inside and I was able to go back to bed. I saw my daddys face, smiling as I drifted off to sleep. When I woke this mornig, all the snow had gone. It felt like a gift, just for me and I shall treasure it.

@mzzhope @jacqbb @kwind thank you

@peadar that is a long time...hugs to you as well
December 16th, 2019  
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