that showed us
his vision of the world
his arms were the walls that
cushioned us from the noises of life
his strength was the shelter that
protected us from the storms
we faced his soul's integrity was the
nails that held together our family
his heart was the door that helped
us get where we needed to go his
love was the foundation that made
our house a home.
Dedicated to my father.
Parkes Van Horn
My dad was more than a father he was our mother as well. His memory and example are what have formed the person that I am today. I miss him more than any poem could ever express.