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Panama City
Tonight my 89 year old father
Told me he was afraid

You see

He is going into the hospital
For the 4th time this year
And he feels his body is failing
More than it ever has before

I've never heard him sound so human
And this man who has always
Thought of himself as Superman
Has finally seen the truth
He is just a man

And so I held his hand and we prayed
For peace to chase away
The demons biting at his heart
And for angels to stand guard
So he could finally get some rest

And as I write these words at 2am
My eyes are leaking
My heart is aching
And I cannot sleep

Not because I am concerned
With the procedure to come
But because for the first time
I saw just a man too

And all the anger
All the unforgiveness
That has sat like cement
In …
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