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About my Father
If i had known that it will be the last lunch
If i had known that you will not come back
If i had known that it will be the last kiss
If i had known that it will end like this
I would have gone out with you
Daddy,i still remember what you said about grandpa, how he was hawking the coconut with his machete when you came to ask for mom's hand for marriage, you said that he was cutting the coconut like it was his enemy...
Funny you dad.
I still remember all we did together, the way you carried me and how you treated everyone of us, you were mom's god.It was heartbroken when we got the call about the accident,i know that i am not of age but i knew at once that something was wrong,i felt it in mom's actions.
Someone called and said that you were involved in an accident though he didn't specify how bad it was but within me,i knew that it was bad because i remembered what you told me sometime...
"Good things don't last"
It is a tragedy for me and everyone
Daddy you were the best for us
I still cannot understand why you
I saw you mashed under the tires
Though i didn't believe that it was you
O God why did you allow my Dad to be there
He was on his way back from saving a soul
Why didn't you save him for our sake
I told my Dad to take me along with him
Maybe i should have died instead of him
Now my world is shattered forever
He was drunk and didn't see you on time.
No one will understand the pains in my heart
Not even an Angel will understand that i am lost
Why did it happen that way and that day
I have no more tears left in my life
I have cried all for you my daddy
There is no more joy to embrace
O you are gone! you are gone forever
You died while helping someone else
I still have your bicycle with broken spokes
“what will be will be”.
Daddy was a kind man who was always there for his family, he found strength in us and always counted us first in everything he did.
I believe that he is happy wherever he is now but for those of you who could not see the other side of him which i saw, i will simply say, you missed out.
Almost all of you knew dad, yes you all knew him as Ralph, a good friend and someone you can count on but none of you knew him as the best father. Daddy was a generous man and a father who cared for his family, i know that majority of us here today benefited in one way or the other from his service, those he helped with school fees, house rents, medical bills and in so many other ways.
Daddy stood for what he believe and will always say. “Do not allow anyone tell you otherwise”. I learned so much from him though he was sometimes strict but it was all for my own good, if not him, i wouldn’t be modeled into what i am though he may never have said it but i know that he is proud of me, it showed in his smiles.
You all know him as the man with the solution, always there to lend a helping hand and give the best advice, most of you will say that he never screwed up but one time he didn’t listen to me was on that fateful day, i told him not to go out but he already have plans to go and treat Wilson, he has malaria and his parents could not afford taking him to the hospital.
My Dad died while doing what he does best.”Helping others”.
He was not a proud person but very humble and each time he helped someone out, he simply considered it HELP, that is something he thought me and he will always say, “It is profitable in every sense to help a fellow man”.
Dad was never tired and though he never asked anyone for help yet he never wanted to be acknowledged for anything he did, he was strong until his last hour. Daddy is a special father, there was not a time i could not talk to him, and he was always there for me that was why i said earlier, that most of you do not know him the way i did. He was a great man.
A man who made sure that
His family is taken care of
A man who opens his doors
For anyone that came knocking
He was such a great man
I know that i cannot fit into his shoes but i intend to carry on from where he stopped, it will be difficult but with your general support, Ralph’s foundation for youth empowerment will see the day light. Let us all be happy that daddy has gone back to his maker and always remember him with the good he did and the lives he saved.