A poem dedicated to Angus Cada, My Grandpa, on the occasion of Decoration Day, June 2.
You have walked on the stepping stones,
The strength of life,
Your story is together grand and bold,
Let me walk your tale.
Life has begun for you,
Your mother sees your adventurous eyes,
Your father acknowledges your curious mind,
Do great for the world, do wonders for your family.
How dirty your knees and face from play,
How assertive the line is for you to walk,
The world seems so big, to one so small,
But, one day it will all be yours.
The call of duty awaits,
Crying countries you must embrace,
For now, combat in strong mind,
And cease the day with your strength,
From the first moment you saw her,
What love filled your being,
Now Rich in life and blessed by each other,
Your new life beings together.
Twelve new gifts you brought to the world,
Guiding one and all each day,
Loving with each new blessing,
Guardian of your children and home.
New lives have awakened,
You watch from your chair,
Of the growth of your family,
Delighted at heart of what you are a part of.
Honourable Great Grandfather
How long this line of life has rolled,
Each new one with a bright eyed smile,
You see your own children in them,
Gleaming at you, as you rock in your chair.
This is what you have lived,
Together we stand in awe of your days,
Filled with matters of both love, heartache, hope and sorrow,
We stand here in pride of who you are.
We love you.
granddaughter of Angus Cada
a Word War II veteran from Sheshegwaning