My Guardian Angel

In loving memory of Brady Dantzer

 

ON A BEAUTIFUL FEBRUARY DAY

I WATCHED AN ANGEL PASS AWAY

MY GOD WHY SO YOUNG

HE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO RUN AND PLAY

OR TEACH HIS YOUNGER BROTHER THE RIGHT WAY

IN MY LORDS HOUSE HE WILL STAY

MY GOD WHY SO YOUNG

IN MANY WAYS I FEEL THAT A PART OF ME DIED ALSO SEEING SOMEONE SO YOUNG LYING LIFELESS AND WONDERING IF I PLAYED A PART.  I KNOW GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN AND ONLY HE KNOWS THE RULES.  I CAN STILL SEE THE YOUNG CHILDS FACE AS I CLOSE MY EYES EACH DAY, AND TEARS ROLL DOWN MY FACE EACH NIGHT I KNEEL DOWN AND BEGIN TO PRAY.  I KNOW I DID WHAT I COULD, BUT FEEL I COULD HAVE DONE MORE, FOR WHAT WAS LOST WAS MORE TO ME THAN JUST ANOTHER LIFE.  I KNOW THAT GOD HAS GAINED A PERFECT ANGEL.  I KNOW MY LORD WILL NEVER GIVE ME MORE THAN I CAN BARE, I HAVE SEEN AND DONE MANY THINGS IN MY LIFE AND UNITL NOW I HAVE FELT I COULD EASILY DEAL WITH ANYTHING, UNTIL I WATCHED A YOUNG ANGEL PASS AWAY.  THE ACCIDENT WAS SOMETHING LIKE I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR IMAGINED, IT WAS QUICK BUT STILL IN SLOW MOTION AND WHEN I REACHED OUT TO HELP, HIS LIFE WAS ALREADY GONE.  HIS EYES OF LOVE LOOKED UP AT ME AND ALL I SAW WAS PAIN.   THIS BADGE UPON MY CHEST DOES NOT MEAN THAT I AM NOT HUMAN, I STILL SHED TEARS AND MY HEART STILL FEELS PAIN.  ONLY SOCIETY HAS PAINTED US AS BEING COLD AND CALUS.  IF THEY ONLY KNEW, IF THEY COULD ONLY WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE FOR A WHILE.  IF THEY COULD SEE THE PAIN AND THE HURT, THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, LOSS OF APPETITE AND THE TEARS I SHED WHEN I WATCHED A YOUNG ANGEL PASS AWAY.  MY GOD IT IS NOT EASY.

MY PERFECT ANGEL, YOUR CHARIOT HAS ARRIVED

IT’S ALL OVER NOW; YOU’LL NEVER GET TO SEE HOW

THIS WORLD CAN REALLY BE.  YOU WILL HAVE A NEW

WALK, TALK, AND A SONG TO SING.  YOU WILL HAVE

EYES OF GOLD THAT ARE NOT FILLED WITH PAIN.

YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE HEARTACHES

AND THE PAIN LIKE YOU HAVE LEFT YOUR FAMILY AND ME. 

WHEN GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY THE TEARS I SHED,

I’LL HOLD THE LAST ONE IN THE PALM OF MY HAND.

MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND MAY THEY BE STRENGHTENED

IN THE LORD.


TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL BRADY DANTZER, BORN FEBRUARY 5, 1993.

KILLED FEBRUARY 7, 1998 BY A DRUNK DRIVER.

WRITTEN BY TROOPER THOMAS PEOPLES, TEXAS DPS/THP.


A sincere thanks to the family for all their love and support:

Jennifer, Matthew, and the rest of the family,

 know that you are always in my prayers.

Brady Dantzer

Brady Dantzer