In memory of Magical Mike

To my first and favourite philosopher –
thank you for your pearls of wisdom, Magical Mike.

 

Pearls of Wisdom / Michael Correia

In memory of
Michael B. Correia
14 July 1956 – 22 June 2008
son/in-law, brother/in-law, husband, father, friend

above all, an eternal inspiration


she was his rainbow
he was her sky
his world changed the moment she was in his arms
all it took was a newborn’s cry

you could see it in her eyes
the depth of his unconditional love undisguised
you could see it in his smile
his newfound purpose and pride

he held her against his chest
as he rocked her to bed
years later she would sit by his feet
while he rocked himself to sleep

he was her greatest strength
she was his biggest fear
fathers and daughters
their love was unspoken yet so sincere

he was her friend, philosopher and father
their relationship was like no other
a bond formed so strong
as the skies transformed from dusk to dawn

nine years later
she still wears his watch
turning it back to the day
wondering what if time could stop

time erases nothing
every precious memory still fills her heart
to this day you can see it in her eyes
the depth of his unconditional love undisguised

their beings were one
their souls entwined
despite this distance
he was, is and will always be mine