Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twenty Years Ago Today

As I think back on twenty years
I feel the absence of a measure
To weigh me up, to balance me out
So I probably got away with some things

There came a time I needed to shave
I bought a cheap razor that I didn't know how to use
There was an electric shaver in his left-behind debris
So that's the way I went

His passing was not terrible because of missed opportunities
The tragedy was that someone who had done so much could do no more
But there is the measure
Time flows like a river, he never let it pass him by.

P.J. McAndrew June 2, 1947 - November 14, 1991.


  1. Steve, it will be 7 years this coming Feb. for the passing of my father. It is funny the things we remember but I still look back fondly on his shaving kit. One of the many ways he showed me how to be a man, a husband and a father.


  2. Sean, a good father is priceless. It's interesting how shaving reminds you of your father as well. Thanks for commenting.