I lost my dad way too early,
Who am I to doubt it was part of God’s plan?
His mother lived to age 98, why couldn’t he?
Who am I to question God’s timing?
He loved my mom and all of us so dearly,
Who am I to ask God why we don’t have him anymore?
He was married for 50 years, had nine grandchildren and a great grandchild,
Who am I to not thank God for the time we did have?
He had wood to carve, golf to play and trips to take,
Who am I to ask God why not?
He was kind, loved and respected,
Who am I to ask God why him?
For his disease there were no more options,
Who am I to ask God why no cure?
There were things I had not done or said,
Who am I to ask God for more time with him?
I never heard a bad word spoken towards him,
Who am I to ask God why not someone else?
He deserved so much more,
Who am I to question that God knows what he truly deserved?
I lost my dad far too soon,
Who am I to question God’s plan?
Barry D. Blanton
In loving memory of Don Blanton
January 6, 1935 – June 23, 2007