Tony Herriot (stepfather of Petera Ham)

A Poem for Pete

He bared his soul in his songs
In his each and every line
As notes and lyrics bound together
And gently flowed like wine

He lived his life in music
Was loved both near and far
Never cared about the fame and money
Just wanted to play guitar

Said the world was wonderful
He gave his trust to all
Some saw this as weakness
And started Pete Ham's fall

You left a daughter fair and gentle
In her mothers arms she grew
And Pete from above you must surely see
Petera’s a replica of you

She wonders why you went away
She just wanted to know her Dad
But as surely as she lived your life
She learned what made you sad

But don’t worry Pete we look after her
With friends you never knew
I only wish this help was there
To have sheltered and protected you.

We listen to your records without you
We listen day by day
And remember the gentle loving soul
Who had to go away.

Dedicated to Pete Ham on what would be his sixtieth birthday.
Thanks to Dan Matovina for all his help throughout the years

Dear Father by Pete Ham

Don't let tomorrow be just any day

Look inside, dear father
The world just carries on
Tell me, must I wait so long?
Forget me, if you'd rather
But don't forget this day
And the things you wanna say
Don't let tomorrow be just any day

Look inside, dear fatrher
Are there good things there to see
Or do you see only me?
If you look much harder
I'm sure that you will find
There's a picture of your mind
Don't let tomorrow be just any day

Think of me, dear father
I need, somebody needs me
And that's how it's got to be
Forget me if you'd rather
But don't forget this day
And the things you want to say
Don't let tomorrow be just any day
Don't let tomorrow be just any day

Pete Ham.ruins

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