Haere ra Ma

 

I'm cotented you knew

that as a child

my first Earth angel was you

and, all but the last, it now seems.

With some well grown love

and best known love

you gave, gave sway

gave away, all always

like only an Earth angel would choose.

Now, you seem destined like some others,

a father a lover a brother,

mind's eye's starring seraphims

of the heavens star-clustered ways.
Haere ra, my angelic ma!

From your driven to your given eternity,

peace love farewell.

 

Aroha Daniel (Your Danie boy).