I hope I make you proud dad, even though you're no longer here,
Your memory grows stronger, with every passing day.
At the end it was a battle, one you weren't to win,
I wish I could have said goodbye, that morning when you left,
Told you you were my hero, and that you were the best,
Tears I cry in secret, at night before I sleep,
Wishing you were beside me, you'd be forever here to keep,
The days don't make it easier, they said the pain would go,
It seems I've just got better, not letting my feelings show,
Wishing I could hold your hand, to shout your name aloud,
You're no longer here dad, but I hope I make you proud.