Remember the man, who was honest and true,
Good to us all, and wise too.
Full of compassion and grace
I’m sure he brought a smile to God’s heavenly face.
Remember the man, whose voice filled the room
As he strummed his guitar to an old country tune.
With his brothers he’d sing long into the night
Disregarding the time, changing chords with delight.
Remember the man, who taught his sons to build a house
Those skills they still have today, without any doubts.
A wonder in the workshop he showed his grandchildren too
How to build things from wood, telling us to use nails instead of glue.
Remember the man, who was brother, a father,
A son and a friend,
A spouse and a lover,
Straight ’til the end.
Remember the man, who beat all the odds
Springing back to life, after the doctor’s sad nods
Who walked with Christ all the way,
And now he’s in heaven to surely stay.
Neil Oswald Brodie, was a man of our God. Matthew Brodie January 2011