I AM HERE……….

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Constable 6554 Dave Phillips wasn’t just a Police Officer, he wasn’t just a great guy, our workmate, our colleague and friend…..

………because first and foremost he was also a devoted husband, superhero daddy, brother and son.  The heartbreaking loss of Dave has devastated everyone who knew him, this dedicated, kind, deep voiced, gentle man who was killed whilst doing his duty. 

Two little girls have been left without their ‘superdaddy’ and a beautiful wife without her soulmate.  In an instant their lives have been tragically changed forever.

This is for Jen, Abigail and Sophie, I am humbled by your quiet dignity and courage.  For Dave, it was an honour to have known you.  Rest easy big man.

I Am Here

From the gentle breeze that kisses your face,
To the tender touch of your hair,
This is me my beautiful brave lady,
Your very own ‘Poo Bear’.

From the Daddy tickles and super hugs,
To the warmth you feel in your heart,
This is me my beautiful brave girls,
We will never be apart

From the silent whisper you hear in the dark,
To the memories we made together,
This is me my beautiful brave ones,
Our love lives on forever

From the darkest nights with twinkling stars,
To the early morning sun,
This is me my beautiful brave girls,
I am here, I have not gone.

I am the breeze, I am the sun,
I am that twinkling star,
This is me, a gift in nature,
I haven’t gone that far

I will be the dancing moonbeam,
Or the butterfly you see,
I will find a way of showing you,
I’m here, that this is me

From sadness will come laughter,
As you remember me with pride,
I will be your happy memory,
I will never leave your side.

So from the gentle breeze that kisses your face,
To the tender touch of your hair,
This is me my beautiful brave girls,
Your very own ‘Poo Bear’.

~o~

Gina Kirkham (c) 2015