By Mike Murphy
Copyright 2013 - All Rights Reserved.

January 17, 2014

Dedicated To My Adopted Brother, Miles Patrick Yohnke.
From Your Dad through me.

Francis Yohnke

Francis Lewis Yohnke - Toronto 1949

Hello from afar,
I am watching you.
With only a few pictures,
And memories to cherish,
You remember,
And I watch and marvel even as I write.

Of the man you have become,
Of the son I can no longer physically hold.
But by a stronger connection,
And through an unbreakable faith,
The son I am so proud,
The father in his son.

Completely by accident,
Completely by fate,
Your Mother and your Brothers,
With you still looking up,
All left to find your way, without my hand.
Completely alone, but completely watched.

I will always keep the porch light on.
For when that supper day arrives again,
We shall all feast and reconnect our souls,
Like it had been, like it shall be.
The ties are never broken,
Only frayed by the hand of the Master.

Hello from afar,
I'm closer than they think,
I will always keep my eyes on all of them,
But you I know, already feel my warmth.
My time was shorter than some others,
But time is not measured by light alone.

Hello from afar,
You know I am near,
Your heart and your drive always show it.
The son for which pride,
Could never be measured,
Continue to fight, continue to grow.

Your visits I always welcome,
I visit as often as you.
Through your life I live,
As you live from my life,
Ever connected, ever loved,
An incalculable love from afar.

By Mike Murphy 2013

May you rest, Mr.Yohnke, knowing your son grew up to be a good man

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"HOLY CRAP! That was the first thought I had after hearing Mike Murphy's guitar playing. He just SMOKES! This guy is SCARY, SCARY GOOD!"
- Kenny Greer
Red Rider, Tom Cochrane, The Road Hammers

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Miles Patrick Yohnke and Mike Murphy

Globally recognized and award-nominated engineer, producer, writer, poet and founder and C.E.O. of 5 Star Productions, Miles Patrick Yohnke brings many years of experience to the music industry including many awards in sales and marketing. If you are looking at developing your career, Yohnke offers consulting in person, by phone or via email. For more info, please contact him directly at: 306.227.6379

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