I Wish I Was There

I Wish I Was There

A Poem by NightMoves

This is dedicated to my role model, my Opa. He has been there for me since I was young and I have recently pondered the idea of being there for him in meaningful events. (4/19/2017)

I wish I was there,
Watching you as a little boy.
Helping you through the bad,
And watching you light up with joy.

I wish I was there,
Observing your education.
Solving problems or whatever it may be.
Absorbing your determination.

I wish I was there
Coming to America for the second time.
Knowing the possibilities were endless.
Tossing that itchy coat in the harbor full of grime.

I wish I was there
Re-learning English as you had,
Going through those basic classes
As if you were a young lad.

I wish I was there
In the war, jumping from the sky.
Comforting you for your loss
Of your friend that died.

I wish I was there
When you met the love of your life.
To be there and give you advice
Through the struggles and the strife.

I wish I was there
When you took engineering classes at night.
Seeing you strive and succeed,
Nearing that tunnel of light.

I wish I was there
To know you succeeded and were not bothered
By the balance of school, marriage,
And the children you fathered.

I wish I was there
As a friend to reflect upon your presence.
Your strong will, steadfastness,
And even your benevolence.

These are the reasons I am proud.
Proud to consider you someone I admire.
My role model, In fact.
You have chiseled the goals to which I aspire.

You are my Opa!
You have shaped me into who I am today.
Without you I would not be in existence.
This is the reason I say:
"I wish I was there."

© 2017 NightMoves

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Beautiful I really liked it keep up the good work

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thank you very much for the comment Nic.
Nic C Williams

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