Award-winning actor Tirso Cruz III took on social media to express his love and longing for his eldest son Teejay who passed away November last year due to lymphatic cancer.
Last December 31, on his Instagram account, the 66-year-old veteran actor shared the poem he especially wrote for Teejay. Titled “Our Last Embrace,” this heartfelt piece describes the immeasurable love of a father to his son.
Here’s how the poem goes:
“As I walked into the room,
The sweetest smile was on his face. And as he waved for me to come, these words were spoken by my son. “Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.”
Had I known it would be the last, I should have held on longer, I should have held on so tight.
Then came that fateful day, that day we feared would come our way.
So many things to do, so many things to say, for my beloved eldest son that day.
As tears were rolling down my face,
I love you son was all I could say. “Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.”
And with his tender feeble arms, pure love I felt from my sweet son.
No pain can compare to the loss that came our way,
Knowing my boy was leaving us that day.
That most tender embrace given to me by my son,
I will never forget through all space and time.
I now wait for that day, when I will be called by the Lord one day.
Then once again that smile I will see, and again feel that embrace meant for him and me.
And in my arms he will always be, and as children of God my son and I will remain eternally.”
The actor then end his post saying that he loves and misses his son. Teejay died November 21, 2018 at the age of 37.
(Featured image from @tirsocruziiii)