He always showed a smile so that he could hide his pain
He wore his funny cancer shirts so other’s laughter he would gain
He fought a valiant battle against the beast that was within
Until the day he knew the beast would finally have its win
And yet what cancer didn’t know was while it won that time
the war was won by Charlie, and now his health is fine!
For he is a child of God and lives in Heaven with his king
And his gifted body lent to science many learned things.
Doctors trained, now hundreds more can new procedures do
New methods, tool and pumps for chronic pain and fractures, too
For Charlie’s Legacy helped folks in life and now in death
So cancer, see! The greater part of him was left!
And while this Christmas may be sad to have to let him go
My children and I have a tree and there his picture softly glows
But one more thing he would impart for those who do not know
That Jesus loved and carried him through the horror of cancer’s blows
An now his work on Earth is done, he’s resting with his Lord.
My Christmas wish this year is that he’ll meet me when I go home
Until we meet again my love, Susan Dierkes